Hello Catalyst Developers!
Its getting to be that time of year again. Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are trending toward the Fall and with the waning of 2013 I find myself reflecting on what has been done, not done and if its all ok really. In light of that I'd like to sent around a new Poll, similar to the one we did a little more than a year ago.
To help remind you, here's a link to that poll from 2012.
For 2013 I want to add a few question, and possible drop some. So, here's your chance to help me shape the poll! What questions would you like to be asked? What questions would you like answers from your peers? Which questions should definately be asked again and what should be dropped or otherwise altered?
Somethings I am thinking about...
I'd like to drill down into the whole 'barriers to contribution' thing. And I'm trying to find some creative ways to engage our diverse community. For examples, all my blogs are in English, and I wonder if that is hurting... Or perhaps we should get together leaders from companies that are using Catalyst and see if we can convince them to give their programmers some time to kick in?
Ultimately I am trying to figure out if there's tasks out there people are into seeing done enough, or is the roadmap just not interesting and compellng.
Some stuff I'd like to ask about...
As we consider what changes the next major release of Catalyst will bring, (call it Cat6 or Cat7, whatever), there's a growing thought that we should take the opportunity to do some cleanup and removal of long deprecated or disused stuff. This of course would represent the first version of Catalyst to proposal possible significant backward compatibility problems. One thought I have is to have a 'Catalyast5.9 "virtualmachine"' or similar embedded into Catalyst6 architecture so that you could transistion in parts, similar to how Apple embedded support for pre OSX. I think this could be done since Catalyst is now through and through PSGI (I would envision the pre Catalyst6 layer as middleware). However I am not sure the best way to present the idea and would love to get early 'pre poll' feedback on the thought.
Thanks everyone. Participation is mandatory ;)