WCMS feature request freeze & backlog clean up

Thursday, July 28, 2016

What is happening? All feature requests/tickets in the WCMS development queue will be reviewed. Those that are older than one year, do not align with the remaining 2016 development priorities, or are not considered “business critical” will be resolved.

Moving forward, we ask that all new feature requests be held until otherwise notified. 
When is this happening? We’ll begin reviewing existing tickets on Thursday, July 28.

Other development options: If there are features that you would like to develop, external developers (non-WCMS staff) can work on projects that may be integrated with the central build or deployed to specific sites. You might consider funding a contract position or hiring a co-op student, for example. Please contact Andrew McAlorum, amcalorum@uwaterloo.ca, to discuss. 

Report bugs/system issues: Bug reports should continue to be filed as normal (i.e. submitted via RT to ist-wcms-dev@rt.uwaterloo.ca).

Business critical requests: Business critical requests will be escalated and evaluated against current WCMS priorities and capacity and can be submitted by completing the Business Critical WCMS feature request form (authentication required).

Development priorities:

2016:

  • Performance optimization for WCMS sites
  • Completing work for responsive sites (including generic template), Publications, Conferences, and Single Page sites
  • Integration of Shopify and e-commerce
  • Developing the responsive Faculty and Researcher sites using OpenScholar
  • Implementing Brand Refinement project design changes

2017:

  • Migration of WCMS sites to responsive

2018:

  • Migration of WCMS sites to Drupal 8

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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