Last week we held a cubicweb sprint in our new Paris office !

We were a nice number of people: 7 from the Logilab's crew, including Sandrine, our US representative, Celso and Carlos from Mexico, plus some others guests and colleagues working on (cubicweb based of course) customer projects.

The objective of the sprint was to kick out the 3.6 version of cubicweb, a big refactoring release started by Adrien and I a few months ago. Unfortunatly we had been preempted by some other projects and the cubicweb development branch was simply painfully following changes done in the stable branch.

Also, we decided to start using mq as a basis for code review. The sprint was a nice opportunity to test and see if it was actually usable for both developer and code reviewer. But more on this latter :)

The tasks to achieve to get this release out were:

  1. resurrect the default branch after 3 months of nasty bugs introduced by simply merging from the stable branch without any time to test
  2. update main cubes to the new test / uicfg / hooks / members api
  3. finish the editcontroller (which handle post of most web forms) refactoring
  4. finish the relation permissions change, including migration
  5. update the documentation
  6. test real applications

Of course this was ambitious :) Among those point 0. and 1. and 3. took us much more time than I expected. The editcontroller work (2.) has not been finished yet, and we didn't find any time for the documentation (4.).

Besides this, everyone (well, me at least ;) enjoyed its time while working hard all together in our new meeting room! The 3.6 version still needs a little work before being released, but the development branch is definitly back, with a great bunch of cubes ready. Among them : comment, tag, blog, keyword, tracker, forge, card, nosylist, etc...

So many thanks to everyone, and particularly to our Mexican friends Carlos and Celso... Tequila! ;)

By the way the good news is that we plan to do more sprints like this now that we've some room for it!

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