Hi All,

I would also like to be considered for the role of 3.5 co-RM.  If elected,
this will be my 4th term as RM.  I'm excited about the move to a co-RM
arrangement and I believe I have the experience to offer guidance to my
co-RM.  I also believe this will give us an opportunity to better document
the RM procedures, including the moonlight rituals and secret rune parties.

High level interests for me include all things Angular, specifically
continuing development of the Angular staff catalog and continuing the
migration from Dojo/legacy interfaces to Angular.

Other items on my radar include Angular self-checkout, XUL purging, Angular
MARC editor, OPAC/Bootstrap project (1778972), and more!

I would continue the tradition of a developer feedback fest to keep code
branches moving toward community acceptance and merging.

And finally, I'd like to further explore the idea of creating developer
zones of expertise (working groups, cabals, ...? :) based on knowledge of a
features, work flows, parts of the code stack, etc.  My hope is having
developers feel more ownership to certain parts of the software will
encourage more participation in the patch review and merging process.
Thanks to Galen for mentioning this at the hackaway.

Thanks for the opportunity,


Bill Erickson

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 6:09 AM Chris Sharp <csh...@georgialibraries.org>

> Hi all,
> I'd like to throw my hat in the ring for co-release manager for the
> Evergreen 3.5 release.
> About me:
>  I've been administering Evergreen in the Georgia PINES consortium since
> 2008 and have been actively involved in support, training, informal
> consulting, and software development in the Evergreen Community ever
> since.   I have contributed to the release build team since 2018.  Also in
> 2018, I was named a core committer for the Evergreen project and in 2019 I
> was named Evergreen Contributor of the Month.  In my position at Georgia
> PINES, I have an end-user-centric perspective for both library patrons and
> staff, and bring a broad knowledge of public library operations, from
> circulation to cataloging, admin, and reports.  This would be my first time
> as release manager.
> My proposal:
> I would like to serve as a co-release manager to someone who has been
> release manager before, so I can learn the process and hopefully become
> more skilled to be a lead release manager in the future.  I would want to
> help shepherd in major upcoming features, such as acquisitions search
> improvements, Angular 8, and third-party integration (e.g. OpenAthens,
> RBDigital), but also smaller bugfixes that may have been neglected over the
> past few cycles.
> I hope you will seriously consider me for this role.  I'm excited to get
> started!
> Sincerely,
> Chris
> On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 9:55 AM Galen Charlton <g...@equinoxinitiative.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> It's now time to decide who will be Release Manager for the spring 2020
>> release of Evergreen, Evergreen 3.5.
>> The Release Manager does not have to be a core committer, but does need
>> to be familiar with Git and have already contributed substantially to the
>> Evergreen project whether it be code or documentation.
>> For this release, I would like to especially encourage people to put in
>> proposals to be co-RMs. A pair of people acting as RM can of course help
>> spread out the work, but it would also be a mechanism for somebody who has
>> previously acted as RM to help mentor somebody who is acting as RM for the
>> first time.
>> Nominations (including self-nominations) are due by 11:59 PM EDT on
>> Friday, 25 October 2019. Nominations should be made by email to
>> open-ils-...@list.georgialibraries.org with a Cc: to
>> open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.org. Replying to all on this
>> email will also work.
>> Nominees should send an email to both of the above mailing lists a
>> statement about their relationship to the Evergreen community and their
>> goals for the next release. The elected release manager will be expected
>> to follow the typical schedule for a spring release but should provide
>> information on when they intend to set specific milestones such as the beta
>> release.
>> If more than one candidate is nominated, an election will be held in the
>> #evergreen IRC channel on freenode.net on 30 October at 15:00 EDT /
>> 12:00 PDT.
>> Everyone is invited to participate in the voting. Evergreen core
>> committers who cannot make the meeting may submit their vote via email to
>> the open-ils-dev mailing list.
>> Regards,
>> Galen
>> --
>> Galen Charlton
>> Implementation and Services Manager
>> Equinox Open Library Initiative
>> phone:  1-877-OPEN-ILS (673-6457)
>> email:  g...@equinoxinitiative.org
>> web:  https://equinoxInitiative.org
>> direct: +1 770-709-5581
>> cell:   +1 404-984-4366
> --
> Chris Sharp, PINES System Administrator
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