Major development tasks

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There are two major development tasks:

  • offline editing using Microsoft Office tools
  • synchronizing a federation of wiki instances

These take quite different skill sets, and will probably each take more than 6 months to develop and test. It may be best to lump them into a single year long phase and assume they will run in parallel with different technical leads.

JimTittsler (talk)22:16, 17 June 2009


I agree --- we should separate out synchronizing a federation of wiki instances as a separate development task, i.e. introduce a new Phase, i.e. Phase 5: Techology tools -- Synchronizing a federation of wiki instances which runs for a year in parallel with Phases 3 & Phase 4.

I agree different technical leads would be appropriate and there is also a contingency related to additional funding to bring on board enough development capability for Phase 5. As you say -- this is not a trivial challenge, and I would also like to more involvement from the international community in terms of development and co-funding.

Shall we focus on improved refinements and focus for the existing Phase 3 & 4. Is the OO / Microsoft split the conceptual division point between Phase 3 & Phase 4?

Cheers Wayne

Mackiwg (talk)13:34, 18 June 2009