Chat log from the meeting on 2017-03-28

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[11:04] steve Franklin: is anyone going to use voice today?
[11:04] Sheera Khan: we never use voice here
[11:04] Arielle Popstar: normally not so there is a log
[11:04] steve Franklin: ah OK a good idea
[11:04] Sheera Khan: it's difficult to provide a log then ...
[11:04] Selby.Evans the log is the official record
[11:04] steve Franklin: we need to get speech to text! lol
[11:05] Arielle Popstar: that way in 5 years i can check back on the embarrasing things i said here
[11:05] Sheera Khan:
[11:07] Sheera Khan: could someone poke Andrew via IRC please?
[11:11] Arielle Popstar: does anyone see my lashes as corrupted?
[11:11] Arielle Popstar: missing alpha?
[11:12] George Equus: nice lashes Arielle :))
[11:12] snik.snoodle i see them as a bit in front of your face arie
[11:12] Selby.Evans Re last week's discussion about IMA support for test management-- IMA is eager to support it
[11:12] Sheera Khan: nope, I see them purrfectly Arielle
[11:12] steve Franklin: yes we are
[11:12] Selby.Evans Steve is here to talk about it
[11:13] George Equus: All ear
[11:13] Arielle Popstar: kk thx. My partner sees them as bad with all her viewers after multiple cache clears while i see them fine
[11:13] Selby.Evans The devs should not have handle this test work
[11:14] Kayaker Magic: IMA means ...?
[11:14] Sheera Khan: maybe the LOD setting in preferences - graphics?
[11:14] snik.snoodle infinite metaverse alliance
[11:14] snik.snoodle its in steves tag
[11:14] Arielle Popstar: (nod good point Sheera. ty)
[11:14] Selby.Evans google it
[11:14] steve Franklin: Infinite metaverse Alliance
[11:14] Sheera Khan: you're welcome :-)
[11:14] George Equus:
[11:15] Arielle Popstar: are the devs willing to consider the IMA tests?
[11:15] Arielle Popstar: has there been anydiscussions with them on it?
[11:16] snik.snoodle i believe devs were asking for ppl to test the new permission changes
[11:16] snik.snoodle if i recall correctly
[11:16] steve Franklin: With the devs or IMA?
[11:16] Arielle Popstar: devs
[11:16] Selby.Evans That was the discussion last week
[11:16] snik.snoodle mmmhmm
[11:17] steve Franklin: At IMA we would put together a working group that would do the testing
[11:17] steve Franklin: IMA is at
[11:17] Kayaker Magic: .org?
[11:18] snik.snoodle someone mentioned previously, that sl had some standard permission script tests
[11:18] Selby.Evans The devs would write code to execute tests
[11:18] steve Franklin: IMA is here to support development of virtual technology including open sim
[11:18] snik.snoodle i gather, some such tests might require 3 ppl
[11:18] Arielle Popstar: here is their G+ group if you use that
[11:19] Selby.Evans Andrew seemed very interested in the idea.
[11:19] steve Franklin: Generally a working group is about 5 people working together
[11:19] Arielle Popstar: are the plans to test both within a grid and hypergrid?
[11:20] steve Franklin: that link is the IMA g+ group
[11:20] snik.snoodle why not, their all valid test scenarios
[11:20] Simulator Version v0.5 ruft: OpenSim Dev 056ccae: 2017-01-27 21:43:25 +0000 (Unix/Mono)
[11:20] steve Franklin: All those decisions are for the working group to decide.
[11:20] Arielle Popstar: HG is where the most problems seem to be in my experience
[11:20] Selby.Evans Fo permissions, all reasonable scenaros need testing
[11:21] steve Franklin: IMA does not manage WGs we support them in a bunch of ways
[11:21] Arielle Popstar: as far as perms are concerned
[11:21] snik.snoodle agreed selby
[11:21] James.atLLOUD Oh yes, marcus pointed to the SL perm tests. I'll dig it up.
[11:21] snik.snoodle ty james
[11:21] James.atLLOUD
[11:22] snik.snoodle cheers james
[11:22] Selby.Evans The wg would make its own decisions.
[11:22] snik.snoodle so, is permission checks the only blocker to 0.9.1 progress?
[11:22] steve Franklin: Yes IMA does not micromanage
[11:23] Selby.Evans IMA has software to support remote collaboration
[11:23] steve Franklin: We are there to provide services to help working groups be successful
[11:24] steve Franklin:
[11:25] steve Franklin: We will have test grids with OpenSim, Arriba, Whitecore, and Halcyon
[11:25] snik.snoodle so James, not meaning to put you on the spot, but are you here in your official opensim developer capacity?
[11:26] steve Franklin: you could use our OS grid to test as that is what it is there for
[11:26] steve Franklin: We also have project software to keep track of what you are doing
[11:26] James.atLLOUD snik, I'm not really a dev in any sense. I'm primarily just a fan.
[11:26] Selby.Evans Will this conversation go into the logs?
[11:27] Sheera Khan: sure it will ^^
[11:27] snik.snoodle ah, ok james, my apologies
[11:27] James.atLLOUD yes
[11:27] steve Franklin:
[11:27] snik.snoodle your opensim dev tag confused me :)
[11:27] Selby.Evans good -- so andrew can read
[11:27] steve Franklin: that is some of the services IMA provides
[11:27] Arielle Popstar: the focus for the perms at this time is Opensim?
[11:28] snik.snoodle sorry, what arielle?
[11:28] Selby.Evans Apparantly fixing perms is gate for next release
[11:28] snik.snoodle i gather thats a prime focus for opensim development currently
[11:28] snik.snoodle yes
[11:29] Arielle Popstar: it was mentioned that the others would be available for testing: Arriba, Halcyon, Opensim etc
[11:29] James.atLLOUD yes, it's a sticking point for version 9 and my understanding is that nobody has time to coordinate it.
[11:29] steve Franklin: yes the IMA server is there to test on
[11:29] snik.snoodle OMG runs 0.9.1 currently
[11:30] Selby.Evans All those will be on the same server-- needed for time comparisons
[11:30] steve Franklin: we wanted to have a really good server on a backbone connection to not have machine and connection issues
[11:30] snik.snoodle so we're more than willing to assist testing, as far as time allows
[11:31] steve Franklin: I should get Snik to setup the opensim server- she is really good at it!
[11:31] Selby.Evans Has Freaky commented on perms in arriba?
[11:31] snik.snoodle hey, i might just do that for you steve :)
[11:32] snik.snoodle i seem to recall i owe you a favour, steve :)
[11:32] Arielle Popstar: i read arriba is in maintenance mode
[11:32] steve Franklin: What IMA wants to do is advance virtual world tech. We see a lot of need for that to happen
[11:32] Arielle Popstar: arriba2 is what he is working on?
[11:32] snik.snoodle lets discuss it later steve :)
[11:32] steve Franklin: hmmmm!
[11:33] steve Franklin: OK!
[11:33] snik.snoodle deal :)
[11:33] Selby.Evans I think he is working an arriba2
[11:33] steve Franklin: It would be good to see you again!
[11:33] snik.snoodle anyone heard from melanie & ubit recently?
[11:33] James.atLLOUD no
[11:33] steve Franklin: I talk with Freaky pretty regularly, He is definatly working on arriba
[11:34] steve Franklin: No one I know has seen Ubit in over 3 months
[11:34] Arielle Popstar: Ubit was away for an extended time last year around this time
[11:34] steve Franklin: I have been wanting to get together with him
[11:34] steve Franklin: ah OK
[11:34] James.atLLOUD Opensim GIT shortlog has no updates since 02feb -
[11:35] Arielle Popstar: started at the end of january until april sometime
[11:35] Arielle Popstar: his last commit was Jan 27 i think\
[11:35] Arielle Popstar: then Mel for a few more over the next week
[11:35] Selby.Evans but Dorena's place was running the earlier version of arriba last time I was there
[11:36] Arielle Popstar: i was under impression that arriba2 was wip
[11:37] Selby.Evans Arielle -- that is my impression also
[11:37] James.atLLOUD It's difficult for me to follow the OS devs since most coordination is via IRC. I'm just not adept or able to be on all the time.
[11:38] Arielle Popstar: wish they would post logs
[11:38] snik.snoodle tbh james i think the most accurate way is to just download from trunk and use a git tool on the codebase, to see current state of development
[11:39] Arielle Popstar: or pull the osgrid release
[11:39] snik.snoodle as i've found irc to be somewhat slow to respond to questions in the past
[11:39] Arielle Popstar: understatement
[11:39] steve Franklin: is there any difference between them?
[11:39] Kayaker Magic: I am not an IRC fan.
[11:39] snik.snoodle trunks possibly more current
[11:40] steve Franklin: the and osg releases?
[11:40] Kayaker Magic: IRC is like using a CB radio.
[11:40] steve Franklin: yes true
[11:40] steve Franklin: Breaker- Breaker
[11:40] snik.snoodle lol steve
[11:41] steve Franklin: this is why at IMA we use the project software- Everything is organized and easy to find and add to if needed- everyone involved kinws exactly where the project is
[11:42] steve Franklin: saves chasing people around!
[11:42] TG.Lucan Info: fromopenmetaversefoundation/libopenmetaverse libraries... Melanie Thielker a[[;ped a patvh from CmdrCupCake to libopenmetaverse, however the updated libopenmetaverse have yet to be committed to Opensim master
[11:42] snik.snoodle perhaps andrew forgot to put his clock forward?
[11:42] James atLLOUD: Steve, is this a model for other open source projects?
[11:42] Kayaker Magic: This sums up how I feel about IRC:
[11:42] Arielle Popstar: he has been on this time for a while now
[11:43] steve Franklin: IMA is trying to create a community that is organized and passionate about the work that they do
[11:44] steve Franklin: Other open source projects are sometimes kind of disjointed. If you have read the cathredral and the Bazaar we will be somewhere in the middle
[11:45] Selby.Evans The community is passionate, but needs help in getting organized
[11:45] snik.snoodle shame no other opensim devs were able to attend todays meeting
[11:45] steve Franklin: We are set up to get funding for people to advance technology. We have grant experts on staff and we have the accounting setup to do grant work
[11:45] Arielle Popstar: Justin and Neb leaving left a big hole in the organizational aspect
[11:46] Selby.Evans Creative people don't take to being organized
[11:46] steve Franklin: We have quite a few really excellent people on our Advisory Board already.
[11:46] snik.snoodle i'm not entirely sure you can generalize about people, creative or otherwise, selby :)
[11:47] Selby.Evans you are right, snik
[11:47] James atLLOUD: so true @Arielle re Justin and Neb
[11:47] steve Franklin: The key to IMA is we are making ways to get VW development funded and have made it so the Working groups just need to work on what they got the funding for
[11:48] snik.snoodle maybe we should offer new, prospective developers free cookies and coffee?........
[11:48] snik.snoodle ....or try reaching out to some of the viewer devs too?
[11:48] snik.snoodle as there is a degree of co-dependency therein
[11:49] steve Franklin: OpenSim has had problems because the devs were not making money on their work on it. They generally would work when they could but if something came up that was paid they went and did that first
[11:49] Selby.Evans Viewer devs -- good idea
[11:49] snik.snoodle ty selby
[11:49] James atLLOUD: agree at viewer devs
[11:49] snik.snoodle ty james
[11:49] stiofain mactomais: when u mention grant apps is that confined to USA?
[11:49] steve Franklin: We will be reaching out to everyone
[11:50] steve Franklin: Cinder is already part of IMA as far as I know
[11:50] Selby.Evans Anybody know any viewer devs?
[11:50] James atLLOUD: question - would a working group need to look at permissions across platforms? can it focus on just OS for example?
[11:50] snik.snoodle i once spoke to sierra gearz
[11:50] steve Franklin: No grants can come from anyone anywhere. Right now IMA is very knowlegable on US grants but we are open to anywhere
[11:50] Selby.Evans James -- that is up to the WG
[11:51] Arielle Popstar: I agree James
[11:51] Arielle Popstar: at this time anyway
[11:51] Sheera.Khan we certainly don't need to look for permission issues between Halcyon and OS or Whitecore and OS (yet)
[11:51] Selby.Evans If you think they should do something -- Join the WG and push the idea.
[11:51] James atLLOUD: across platforms would be ideal, but also more complicated.
[11:52] Sheera.Khan they are basically to different and don't support HG
[11:52] James atLLOUD: I absolutely plan to join working groups to offer what my limited skills can do.
[11:52] steve Franklin: Yes the working group can be as tight a focus as they want to be. WGs are also not forever. They come into existance to do a particular project. When that project is finished they. disband and move on to something else thay want to do
[11:52] Arielle Popstar: to include all would just be a comparison test
[11:53] Selby.Evans I thouight you would, james
[11:53] snik.snoodle well, as this is an opensim dev meeting, i suggest we focus on opensim, for purposes of this discussion :)
[11:53] Arielle Popstar: the WG's are a volunteer thing?
[11:53] snik.snoodle as everything else is just a distraction :)
[11:53] steve Franklin: Yes they are but if they want to work toward funding IMA can help them with that.
[11:54] steve Franklin: Then people in the WG can get paid to code!
[11:54] snik.snoodle but certainly, currently opensim needs all the support, testing, devs & community involment it can
[11:54] Arielle Popstar: ok so back to an initial question: has the IMA been presented to the top 3 core devs
[11:54] snik.snoodle (in my opinion)
[11:55] Arielle Popstar: meaning Ubit, Mel and Diva
[11:55] James atLLOUD: there are 3 top devs?
[11:55] steve Franklin: We are really into people getting paid to advance the tech. Not everything will be a paid effort but we will work on getting funding to get as much paid as possible
[11:55] James atLLOUD: :)
[11:55] Arielle Popstar: well imo James, yes
[11:56] steve Franklin: The other thing is that IMA will hire for other projects from our community first so you could be working on something in one WG and also be a paid coder or builder or whatever for another project
[11:56] Arielle Popstar: thats not meaning the others are any lesser but that those 3 are currently the ones most in charge of what is included in trunk
[11:57] steve Franklin: We have not talked to Ubit, Melanie, or diva yet
[11:57] steve Franklin: We want to ASAP but we have been really busy getting it all going and getting all the credentials to be able to do grants etc
[11:58] Selby.Evans IMA is responding to query from Andrew at last meeting. The query was in the log. So any devs that read the log know about it.
[11:58] steve Franklin: yes and we are easy to find!
[11:58] Arielle Popstar: bites tongue
[11:58] Selby.Evans Andrew may have more info on this
[11:59] steve Franklin: If you want to contact me I am on Skype as ste-be and my email is
[11:59] Selby.Evans near closing time.
[11:59] snik.snoodle i'll give you call on skype a bit later steve :)
[11:59] steve Franklin: OK cool!
[11:59] snik.snoodle :)
[11:59] steve Franklin: I look forward to catching up!
[12:00] snik.snoodle as do I :)
[12:00] Arielle Popstar: I believe that the IMA can be of great benefit to Opensim if the help is accepted by Core
[12:00] steve Franklin: If any of you has any questions about IMA please don't hesitate to contact me
[12:01] steve Franklin: Well we can present our work and results to core. If they want what we did they are welcome to it
[12:01] James atLLOUD: sounds awesome Steve.
[12:02] steve Franklin: We are really trying to get a really good passionate community together for this
[12:02] steve Franklin: IMA is bottom up so the community and what they want rules
[12:03] steve Franklin: Basically IMA is just an enabler. We saw that VW dev was kinda stuck and that there was a real need to advance it as the time to do that is now
[12:03] Arielle Popstar: it's a great idea
[12:03] James atLLOUD: yes, it is very hopeful to me :)
[12:04] Arielle Popstar: the question is why are they stuck
[12:04] steve Franklin: that is it!
[12:05] steve Franklin: I just think interest has waned for some and they went on to other things
[12:05] steve Franklin: Open Source tends to be that without a roadmap and funding
[12:05] James atLLOUD: Arielle - I think it's a matter of time and resources for each individual.
[12:05] steve Franklin: Opensim still does not have a roadmap
[12:05] James atLLOUD: I know my workplace is just nuts right now.
[12:05] Arielle Popstar: if you read what Ramesh Ramloll wrote on Ops Virtual it seems to be by choice rather than a lack of resources
[12:05] steve Franklin: Mine is too!
[12:06] James atLLOUD: Well, that is a possibility too. I prefer to keep as positive an outlook as i can.
[12:07] Arielle Popstar: granted while at the same looking at where the best place to direct resources is

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