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E4/Meeting Minutes/Status 20100128

Attendees

  • Boris Bokowski
  • Dan Rubel
  • Eric Moffatt
  • John Arthorne
  • Mike Wilson (McQ)
  • Oleg Besedin
  • Paul Webster
  • Susan McCourt
  • Remy Suen
  • Yves Yang

Minutes

  • Starting implementation of tab folder style support for e4 new look (rounded corners, shadows, etc)
  • Pluggable renderer for CTabFolder with default implementation for "old look"
  • Eric working on event defects related to e4 designer
  • Writing documentation on rendering engine, renderers
  • Making progress on compatibility layer, eliminating compile errors in 3.x API tests compiling on e4
  • Short term goal is getting small set of 3.x views hosted on e4. Longer term entire SDK hosted on e4.
  • Working on part service, save lifecycle
  • Adding save handler service to context
  • Doc on compatibility layer here: E4/UI/Running the compatibility demo and E4/Compatibility/Testing
  • e4 designer
    • Wizard for creating a simple e4 application
    • Currently model can be changed arbitrarily but need to be able enforce constraints on model structure (want to prevent a menu being dropped on a view, for example)
    • Eric working on support for validating/enforcing model integrity
    • Fixing context problems - how events are propagated
  • Hope to have another mockup of new e4 look by next week
  • Goal to have prototype of e4 look in place for M4


  • We had a long discussion about the problem of service discovery and specification of client-provided behaviour. See bug 300099 for a persistent discussion on this.