By Luca Marzo on 2019-09-01 13:09 in Production

Joomla Production Department Meeting

Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 17:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 80 minutes


Participants: Harald Leithner (Department Coordinator), Luca Marzo (Assistant to the DC), Mike Brandner (Team Leader), Philip Walton (Team Leader), Benjamin Trenkle (Team Leader), Marco Dings (Team Leader).


Hannes Papenberg (Team Leader), Nicola Galgano (Team Leader), David Jardin (Team Leader), Ilagnayeru Manickam (Team Leader), Stefan Wajda (Team Leader), George Wilson (Release Lead), Robert Deutz (Team Leader), Puneet Kala (Team Leader).

Discussion outline

Report from the Department Coordinator

  • Harald shared a document draft to define a vision and a strategy for Joomla 4 and future releases. 

  • Production would like to involve Marketing Department in the definition.

  • Luca shared the progress of the sponsorship agreement with a Gold Sponsor for Pizza Bugs and Fun.

  • Luca shared some feedback collected online about the new backend template.

  • The Production Department would like to thank Puneet Kala and Sandra Decoux who served as Admin for this edition of the Google Summer of Code, as well as all the mentors, students and contributors involved in this edition of the Program.

Automated Testing Team

  • 3 new volunteers for the team.

  • Project with THM Giessen next week to improve com_patchtester & more tests.

  • Hannes is working to improve the stability of tests.

Bug Squad

  •  2 Banner sponsors already signed and active.

CMS Release Team

  • No issues were reported after the latest release. The team is continuing to allocate testers to different areas.

  • Joomla 4.0 Alpha 11 has been released.

Documentation Team

  • Adding of Tutorial Pages to the landing pages (beginners/developers) in the next weeks - checking and updating in progress.

  • J4 Help screens need to be written after J4 beta release/lots are already prepared - screenshots can’t be added if the backend is not final.

Joomla Enhancement Development Team

  • Features for Joomla 4.x (after 4.0) will depend from the roadmap.

  • Backend template has been merged to the main CMS repository.

  • Students and Mentors from the Page Builder GSoC project agreed to form a Page Builder Working Group to continue working on the project.

  • Page Builder repository is available at 

Software Architecture & Strategy Team

  • Marco is conducting one-on-one meetings. Some difficulties to get a full members meeting given the holiday season.

Other business

  • Production Department discussed the toxicity on the issue tracker and the incident occurred yesterday with a troll.