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4.4 Sprint

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1. Date and location

The sprint will be held from September 29--October 1, 2017 at Facebook Dublin in Ireland.

The address is 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2, Ireland (Google Maps).

For a visa letter, please contact ‎Andras Belokosztolszki‎ (andrasbelo AT fb DOT com). Please include full name (as in passport), DoB, passport number, issue date, expiry date, exact dates of travel, nationality, country of residence, ideally passport copy.

1.1. Agenda

The Agenda Available as a Google Spreadsheet

Friday will include intros, presentations about the state of the Mercurial project, and "Vision Statements" about possible futures of the project, followed by breakout sessions to discuss topics more in depth.

Saturday is primarily dedicated to additional breakout sessions.

Sunday will focus on writing some code based on ideas discussed in the sprint, and then ending with presentations about cool prototypes, new functionality, and similar tech talks.

We need additional people to sign up for Vision Statements and Tech Talks!

2. Arrival logistics

Please make sure you fill in the attendee list below. 24 hours before the event the badges will be requested. At the Facebook office we will have the "Live Lounge" room on the 6th floor. WiFi, AV and Flipboard will be available. Any issues on the day ping me on (andrasbelo AT fb DOT com).

2.1. Attendance

Everyone is welcome, from core developers to aspiring contributors. Attending a Mercurial sprint is usually a good way to kickstart your contributions as you'll have a large amount of help available for 3 full days.

Name

Coming from

Need funding

Hotel

In town dates

Siddharth Agarwal

San Francisco

no

Marker Hotel

Sept 28-Oct 2

Martin von Zweigbergk

SF Bay Area

no

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 2

Augie Fackler

Pittsburgh

no

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 2

Yuya Nishihara

Japan

yes

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 2

RyanMcElroy

London

no

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 4

Adam Simpkins

SF Bay Area

no

Marker Hotel

Sept 28-Oct 2

Durham Goode

SF

no

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 1

Mark Thomas

London

no

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 2

Kevin Bullock

Saint Paul

yes

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 27-Oct 2

Kostia Balytskyi

London

no

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 4

KyleLippincott

SF Bay Area

no

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 26-Oct 2

Rodrigo Damazio

SF Bay Area

no

Staying with friends

Sept 27-Oct 2

Phil Cohen

SF

no

Marker Hotel

Sept 28-Oct 2

Simon Whitaker

London

no

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 1

Andras Belokosztolszki

London

no

The Spencer Hotel

Sept 28-Oct 1

Aaron Kushner

SF

no

Marker Hotel

Sept 28-Oct 1

DannyHooper

SF Bay Area

no

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 2

Rishabh Madan

India

yes

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 2

Pulkit Goyal

India

maybe

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 2

KatsunoriFujiwara

Japan

yes

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 2

Gregory Szorc

SF

no

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 2

Chingis Dugarzhapov

Amsterdam

no

TBD

Sept 29-Oct 1

Boris Feld

Paris

no

Airbnb nearby

Sept 29-Oct 1

Denis Laxalde

Toulouse

no

Airbnb nearby

Sept 29-Oct 1

Mads Kiilerich

Denmark

no

Clayton Cardiff Lane

Sept 28-Oct 2

3. Sponsors

We need funds to pay flights and hotel for a few independent contributors.

Recent sprints sponsoring budgets were around $10,000.

Sponsoring Companies:

Sponsor point of contact: E-mail mercurial-steering AT mercurial-scm.org

4. Meals

Having food delivered for lunch is usually preferred as it helps us get back to work quicker. We usually go out for dinner to help people cool off after a day of work.

5. Possible Topics

Important things we want to discuss: (add your own)

5.1. Windows Testing

AugieFackler had problems during our last set of security patches validating things on Windows. He'd like to work with someone to document the steps required to go from an empty Windows VM to a working testsuite for development purposes.

5.2. narrowhg

Recently several people have started kicking the tires on narrowhg. I think we've got a subset of narrowhg that could be fused with the recently-imported sparse code and landed in core. I'd like to discuss this further.

5.3. Mononoke

Facebook is working on a distributed Mercurial server in Rust. sid0 can do a status update: where we're going, what it's meant for, and what can be useful to the broader Mercurial community.

5.4. Rust

Seriously consider using Rust for new native code.

5.5. Review Tooling

5.6. GUIs for enterprise deployment

Google would like to deploy a recommended GUI for engineers to use, but all the available options seem to have some shortcoming (for instance, many bundle their own hg and only work with that). We don't have the bandwidth to invest in fully developing a GUI, but would like to discuss adapting an existing one for use in controlled deployments.

5.7. hg show

5.8. style guide changes/improvements

5.9. Support for long paths on Windows

5.10. Backup file madness (`foo.orig`)

5.11. In-repo config files

5.12. Sparse in core

5.13. hg workspaces

5.14. hg restack

5.15. Dirstate

5.16. Sparse/Lazy changelog

5.17. remotenames

5.18. topics/named branches

5.19. Corporate self-review

5.20. Shell prompts

5.21. Automatic code formatting

5.22. Locking

5.23. Topic 1

6. Sprint Notes

General overview (drop the anti spam part): https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/sprint-hg4.4-NOSPAMREMOVETHATLASTPAST

The table below is an attempt to gather written summary of discussion

Session theme

notes/result

People who know what happen


CategoryMeetings

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