wiki:DeveloperSummit2014

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YAM Developer Summit 2014 (Fehmarn, Germany)

On the evening of September 15th and September 18th 2014 the two leading YAM developers Thore Böckelmann and Jens Maus met on Fehmarn, Germany. Besides general discussions about Amiga development and YAM one of the major goals of the meeting had been the finalize of the 2014/2015 development roadmap for YAM. This page should summarize information on the general consensus of this meeting so that users and interested developers can get an impression which future road YAM development will take.

General consensus/decisions

  • The progress on development of YAM 2.10 has substantially slowed down due to important dependencies and work that had to be invested into updating AmiSSL and MUI instead. Especially AmiSSL requires substantial attention due to the fact that the current official AmiSSL release is largely outdated and is partly incompatible when connecting to servers with newer certificates requiring newer OpenSSL features/algorithms. Work on AmiSSL itself is, however, progressing nicely and a new official version is expected to arrive till the official release of YAM 2.10 around christmas 2014.
  • One major change in YAM 2.10 (that has still to be implemented) will be some intermediate (limited) IMAP 'download' support which will allow to only download mails from IMAP servers quite similar to the POP3 protocol. However, as the IMAP protocol is quite complex and overwhelming full IMAP synchronization support is still expected to arrive with a final YAM 3.0 version. This 'IMAP download' support will hopefully provide basic functionality to at least download emails from IMAP servers with already prepared functionality to get full IMAP synchronization support ready anytime soon after YAM 2.10.
  • The introduction of transifex as the new official way to submit translations for YAM had been widely accepted and resulted into substantially improved localization support for YAM. More translator should be encourage to join this catalog translation effort.
  • The amount of regular donations has quite significantly stalled to a very low amount. Regular users of YAM should therefore be encouraged to regularly submit donations to the YAM project to ensure proper development also in future.

YAM 2.10 roadmap decisions