Note: this is subject to change as project develops. Major changes will be announced in mailing list and project blog.

week #0 [last full week of May]

  1. create vala code implementing [subset of] GSM's dbus interface for tails-greeter test interactions with real GDM (weather GDM's own tests or full VM)
  2. discuss with developers ways to better implement current items from "options" list - email the ML
  3. look at python implementation of greeter at https://code.launchpad.net/gdm-commmunity-greeter/
  4. try GDM's tests to run a) default greeter b) python implementation

week #1 [1st week of June]

  1. reconsider implementation language e. g. vala vs python
  2. try GDM's tests to run a) default greeter b) python implementation
  3. fix git layout (remove 'upstream', move everything to 'master')
  4. fix project build bia git-buildpackage
  5. sketch-out GDM's panel dbus interface and greeter\panel interactions

week #2 [2nd week of June]

  1. work on university projects - minor fixes and updates only
  2. weekly meeting follow-up - done
  3. review existing python code & glade interfaces - done
  4. file RFP for gtkme - done: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=629199 - done
  5. pbuilder fix (git-buildpackage works fine with latest 'master' branch) - done
  6. run community-greeter in VM - done with errors uncovered (see report)

week #3 [3nd week of June]

  1. convert tails-greeter to old-style pygtk to remove pygi dependency - done
  2. re-test with squeeze (converted version) and sid (test gir1.2-gtk-2.0 dependency correctness) - done, with tests failed
  3. check if current localization handling is suitable for tails-greeter - postponed
  4. make plans for next week - done

week #4 [4th week of June]

  1. fix errors reported by pylint - DONE (some warnings are still reported).
  2. bump version properly (git push --tags; git-dch --git-author) - DONE.
  3. add pylint conf to ignore dbus-related false positives - DONE (might hide real errors too).
  4. fix language selector so it's shown and work properly - DONE (.po translations are incomplete).
  5. check if current localization handling is suitable for tails-greeter - DONE (seems ok if locales are known at the time of package build).
  6. run external (placeholder) program with adequate parameters on language change (locale generation for example) - POSTPONED.
  7. wiki updates (testing instructions and overall status) - DONE.
  8. lintian tails-greeter.deb (using .changes file too) - DONE (no errors reported).
  9. make login possible - DONE.
  10. use dpkg-divert to disable gdm-simple-greeter - DONE.
  11. add .deb into tails repo - IN_PROGRESS.
  12. make .iso build (if packages testing-ready) - BLOCKED by previous item.

week #5 [last week of June]

  1. relocation to another country
  2. fixes\updates\minor items which were postponed for whatever reason
  3. make .iso build (in progress).
  4. specify dbus interface to interact with external locale-gen script - changed to 'subprocess' item (see week #6)
  5. change widget exec order (parallel->sequential) to comply with "localization notes" part of ?design - postponed.

week #6 [1st week of July]: language support.

  1. [Mon.] change widget exec order (parallel->sequential) to comply with "localization notes" part of ?design - DONE.
  2. [Mon.] setup squid-deb-proxy - DONE.
  3. [Mon.] make .iso build - DONE.
  4. [Tue.] change widget to fit many more languages: from flag icons to scrollable list - in progress.
  5. [Wed.] (re)generate .po with (dummy) translations (to show that language change is actually working) - DONE.
  6. [Wed.] populate the list of supported languages in the widget from gnome-desktop-data package languages or dpkg-reconfigure locales (see gdm_get_all_language_names function for example) - in progress (with external helper script).
  7. [Thu.] 'subprocess': run external (locale-gen) program with adequate parameters on language change and wait for its completion before allowing logon - in progress.
  8. update tails-greeter.deb package - in progress.
  9. propose rough plans / estimates for all the remaining weeks - postponed.
  10. GSoC milestone: make mentor happy :)

week #7 [2nd week of July]: kb layout support.

  1. populate language list using list of available locales in /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED - DONE.
  2. supply parameter as 'en' (or smth else suitable for locale generation - investigate) to locale-gen - DONE.
  3. Language list should contain language's own name (e. g. 'Русский' for 'Russian') instead of current 2-letter code - DONE.
  4. translate language widget too (move lang choice handler from button_clicked to list_choice) - DONE.
  5. Move locale-gen interaction to greeter from widget - DONE.
  6. cleanup commented\old\dead code - DONE.
  7. obtain list of kb layouts available (via python-xklavier)
  8. use existing code/UI from d-i/anaconda/ubuntu installer/ for language chooser if possible - partially done (PyICU utilized).
  9. apply correct layout after it's been chosen (both to present and following greeter widgets and to actual session)

As a result tails-greeter should be ready to be shipped with next tails release.

week #8 [3rd week of July]

  1. document interface to locale-gen - DONE.
  2. make sure it's possible to choose language multiple times before 'forward' button pressed - DONE.
  3. apply chosen language to gnome session - needs testing
  4. borrow ubiquity widgets for keyboard layout if possible - DONE.
  5. create keyboard layout widget - in progress.
  6. update requestor widget to hide password while typing - DONE.
  7. Convert packages to dh_python2 because python-support is deprecated - merge dh_python2 branch - DONE.
  8. pressing 'enter' in password request widget should be equal to button click - DONE.
  9. version tag and update - DONE.

week #9 [4th week of July]

  1. verify that locale is correctly applied to gnome-session and fix if it isn't - DONE.
  2. fix layout widget loading - DONE.
  3. obtain list of kb layouts and variants available (via python-xklavier) - postponed.
  4. populate layout widget with kb variants - postponed.
  5. apply correct layout after it's been chosen (both to present and following greeter widgets and to actual session) - postponed.
  6. verify that layout switching works after login - postponed.
  7. Add option to skip all the greeter screens and immediately login with default settings - DONE.
  8. Convey necessary env. variables to gnome session.(echo "VARIABLE=value" >> /etc/amnesia/environment or via /etc/gdm3/PostLogin/)
  9. capitalize 1st letter of (latin) language names (e. g. English vs english) - DONE.
  10. version tag and update - DONE.

week #10 [1st week of August]

  1. obtain list of kb layouts and variants available (via python-xklavier) - DONE.
  2. populate layout widget with kb variants - DONE.
  3. merge feature/better_root_access_control branch - DONE.
  4. apply correct layout after it's been chosen (both to present and following greeter widgets and to actual session) - postponed.
  5. verify that layout switching works after login - postponed
  6. version tag and update - DONE.

week #11 [2nd week of August]

  1. write password for config/chroot_local-includes/usr/local/sbin/set-user-password to file - DONE.
  2. alter set-user-password to use password from file - DONE.
  3. merge language and layout widget to single panel - DONE.
  4. write locale name for localedef to file - DONE.
  5. add locale generator which uses data from file - DONE.
  6. fix layout selection for greeter session - DONE.
  7. add double password entry to prevent typos - DONE.
  8. use SelectLayout in GDM - DONE.
  9. add layout selection to panel - DONE.
  10. use separate layouts for greeter and for user session - DONE.
  11. display panel and password widget on the same screen - DONE.
  12. add layout indicator to greeter - DONE.
  13. properly generate list of available layouts - in progress
  14. version tag and update - DONE.

week #12 [3rd week of August]

  1. refactor layout generation code - DONE.
  2. disable admin rights for empty password - DONE.
  3. add layout variant selection - DONE.
  4. use selected variant for greeter and session layout - DONE.
  5. add variant to layout indicator - DONE.
  6. make session layout selection enforce greeter layout selection - DONE.
  7. make session layout variant selection enforce greeter layout variant selection - DONE.
  8. make sure panel width fits the screen - DONE.
  9. pre-select locale based on language - DONE.
  10. correct UI phrasing - DONE.
  11. show country name instead of code (e. g. Russia vs. ru_RU) - DONE.
  12. update translation instructions - DONE.
  13. add ability to use any layout regardless of language\locale choice - postponed
  14. fix entry field width - postponed
  15. fix polkit & sudo configuration - testing required
  16. test with TAILS VM - in progress
  17. document latest design changes - in progress
  18. version tag and update - DONE.

week #12+ [after-GSoC]

  1. fill in forms - GSoC is over!
  2. establish bug-reporting and maintenance routine