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StatusDECIDED
Stakeholders
OutcomeDashboard will be stealthed for 11.0 .
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OwnerNeal Caidin 

Background

Proposal:
Based on recommendation from the Sakai Core team, plan to ship Sakai 11.0 with Dashboard stealthed.

Addendum (passed on 19 May 2016) See footnote #1:

Keep Dashboard source code in Sakai 11.0 (like one would do with a stealthed tool) but remove it from the POM file (a configuration file). The reason is that only a school with a very knowledgeable development team or using a commercial affiliate is likely to be able to pilot the Dashboard tool, at this point in time. 


Rationale and Assumptions:

1. The Dashboard tool currently has 6 blocker priority, 10 critical priority and a total of 72 outstanding issues [1] .

2. We are nearing the release of Sakai 11.0. Anticipating a release date at the end of June (hopefully earlier, but this seems realistic).

3. Concerns have been expressed that Dashboard may need significant technical re-working, so that it can be more easily expanded in the future.

4. Community resources are consumed with Morpheus, GradebookNG, Samigo and other issues to complete the 11.0 release.

5. Stealthed tools can be easily turned on by individual institutions if they wish to pilot the tool, and work on fixing some of the issues.


Downside:

We communicated to the community broadly that Dashboard would be part of the 11.0 release and there was a lot of interest and enthusiasm around including it.

Less institutions using it in production may mean less velocity of getting fixes and expanding it's capabilities?


Decision making:
Input from the community is encouraged. The final decision rests with the PMC. Clarifying questions and concerns welcome.

For PMC members:
As a reminder, this is a public, on-list vote with a "+1" signifying approval. Per governance documents, a -1 vote must be accompanied by a detailed explanation. A single -1 vote based on a material objection will block action. However, -1 blocking votes can be overridden by a 2/3 majority roll call vote of active PMC members.

Due Date:
Please provide input by Thursday, May 12, close of business.


[1] Dashboard Jira filter - https://jira.sakaiproject.org/issues/?filter=15676

 

#Footnote #1 - Addendum proposal:

Dear Community,

We had already made the decision to stealth Dashboard with Sakai 11.0 [1] , but there is a request to change how we hide the Dashboard.
* Dashboard has 10 blocker priority issues against it
* Dashboard does not have auto.dll (automatically configure Sakai database schema) working
* Conversion scripts would be necessary to use Dashboard even in it's current state.
Therefore the proposal is to keep Dashboard source code in Sakai 11.0 (like one would do with a stealthed tool) but remove it from the POM file (a configuration file). The reason is that only a school with a very knowledgeable development team or using a commercial affiliate is likely to be able to pilot the Dashboard tool, at this point in time. 
By removing Dashboard from the POM file instead of stealthing we get the following benefits:
* Do not need to work on Sakai conversion scripts for Dashboard
* Less likely an institution without sufficient technical resources will turn on the tool
Decision making: 
Input from the community is encouraged. The final decision rests with the PMC. Clarifying questions and concerns welcome. 
For PMC members: 
As a reminder, this is a public, on-list vote with a "+1" signifying approval. Per governance documents, a -1 vote must be accompanied by a detailed explanation. A single -1 vote based on a material objection will block action. However, -1 blocking votes can be overridden by a 2/3 majority roll call vote of active PMC members. 
Due Date: 
Please provide input by Thursday, May 19, close of business. 

 

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