By Harald Leithner on 2019-11-30 11:23 in Production

Joomla Production Department Meeting

Date: October 08, 2019

Time: 17:00 UTC

Total time of meeting: 60 minutes


Participants: Harald Leithner (Department Coordinator), Marco Dings (Team Leader), Benjamin Trenkle (Team Leader), Nicola Galgano (Team Leader), David Jardin (Team Leader),  George Wilson (Release Lead)

Apologies: Robert Deutz (Team Leader),  Ilagnayeru Manickam (Team Leader), Stefan Wajda (Team Leader), Mike Brandner (Team Leader), Puneet Kala (Team Leader), Philip Walton (Team Leader),  Luca Marzo (Assistant to the DC), Hannes Papenberg (Team Leader)

Discussion outline

Department Coordinator

  • Roadmap / Vision
  • Programs asked for a Member for VET.

Joomla 4 Release Lead:

  • Merged mail templates (thanks Hannes) as the final major new feature for Joomla 4
  • Working on MySQL 8 compatibility with Richard - over half the issues with null date time fields have now been addressed and the work keeps going on
  • Still the intention to release the final alpha in the next week and make a final call for anything to be fixed before Joomla 4. However I don’t plan on merging any major features in this time - just carry on addressing minor b/c things
  • However there still may be changes made related to SEO and web services
  • Over the next week will try and set up requirements for the BPF both on documentation and issues

Automated Testing Team

  • Sprint starts friday
  • Patchtester: Proposal: create a working group under the ATT to maintain this, including a maintainer who manages the extension. Temporarily, Hannes would do this.
  • Waiting for the result of the motion for the new feature.

Bug Squad

  • Date Null is work in progress status
  • 2 new label are available on issues PBF and Hacktoberfest

Security Strike Team


Software Architecture & Strategy Team

  • Meeting with Marketing, P and VP planned as input for strategy document
  • What is the availability of the marketing document (have to ask Luca)
  • Meeting postponed due to “illness”
  • Blogpost on Cookies to be discussed in meeting
  • Ongoing one or sub-group meetings
  • About to give up on Yves who suggested to be in the team but is not reachable