Hi All, We had a discussion at the Evergreen conference hackfest about our plans for removing the XUL staff client from Evergreen, effective with the release of version 3.2. I wanted to recap some of that here and open the door to any questions or concerns about the process.
The key point of discussion centered around ensuring the browser client is up to the task of replacing the XUL client for all users when the XUL client goes away. (A number of cataloging bugs in particular stood out during the discussion). Of special interest will be input from sites that are already using the browser client in production, but still have some staff using the XUL client, or any sites that delayed migration. We need details on why they are unable to make the switch to the browser client. To track these, I propose we once again make use of the Launchpad "webstaffblocker" tag to indicate which bugs we consider blockers for migrating away from the XUL client. These bugs should of course also be marked as High priority. We have a few such bugs already: https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bugs?field.tag=webstaffblocker If you are aware of any bugs that should be added to this list, please add/update the bugs in Launchpad. Of course, we can't plan when we'll find bugs, but getting the ones we know about solidified sooner than later helps ensure we can address them during the 3.2 development cycle. When determining whether a bug should be a blocker, a good rule of thumb is that the bug describes a feature or work flow that's regularly performed by staff in the XUL client that either has no analog in the browser client or requires an untenable number of extra steps in the browser client to accomplish. Please feel free to add anything I missed from the discussion or reply with questions, etc. Thanks, -b