By Harald Leithner on 2020-02-25 13:24 in Production

Date: February 11, 2020

Time: 18:00 UTC

Total time of meeting: 65 minutes


Harald Leithner (Department Coordinator), Nicola Galgano (Team Leader),  Philip Walton (Team Leader), David Jardin (Team Leader), Robert Deutz (Team Leader),  Marco Dings (Team Leader), Hannes Papenberg (Team Leader), Benjamin Trenkle (Team Leader), Carlos Cámara (Team Leader), Mike Brandner (Team Leader), George Wilson (Release Lead)

Apologies: Ilagnayeru Manickam (Team Leader), Puneet Kala (Team Leader)

Report from the Department Coordinator

  • MySQL 5.6 will be EOL before Joomla 3.x will be EOL, this means we have to find a solution or upgrade path for Joomla 3.x to use MySQL 5.7.
  • All Team Leaders should check their election cycle and run a new election if they are already one year team leader.
  • All team leaders have to check for inactive team members and have to remove them or change the status to contributor
  • NOTE: Every team must have regular team meetings and have to publish reports on the VP
  • Talk Topics:
    • New Team leader for JAT - Carlos Cámara Mora


Release Lead

  • Useful issue visualising where we are in the status of releasing stable . In addition I’ve tagged a small number of issues on Github I regard as beta blockers.
  • I’ve been doing some WIP on re-adding back the ability to install site/admin languages into the existing installer
  • Made several API fixes/improvements
  • Fixed some minor issues with workflows.
  • Unable to find any serious performance issues with workflows - however I have definitely not done detailed analysis so would appreciate others to step up with my com_overload repository from the last meeting and do some testing themselves.
  • Plan on doing another sync of published Joomla 3.x versions over the next few days

Bug Squad

  • 1 new members
  • Talk Topics:
    • Written plan for j4 beta with expected date


CMS Maintenance Team

  • Added a new Team Member
  • Talk Topics:
    • Discussion about the next steps backend template

CMS Release Team

  • No update since last meeting although the release that day seemed to be a good one.
  • A new member added


Documentation Team

  • Preparing tutorials for J4 are ongoing
  • Migration tutorial of J3 to J4 is in preparation
  • Talk Topics:


Joomla Accessibility Team

  • New Team Leader Carlos Cámara
  • Talk Topics:
    • Checking into current status of the group and team members to make a plan for the team


Security Strike Team

  • Security Release happened, minor fixes
  • 2FA Enforcement will start on March 15th
  • Attended Google CMS Security Summit
    • Cross-CMS group for auto-updates has been revived


Software Architecture & Strategy 

  • We had a sprint day preceding the FFTF. Conclusions were share in the FFTF and will be shared separately here. I did not have the time to do that yet
  • Talk Topics
    • Plan meetings on

               * Beta blockers

               * Mysql version

               * Nightly lies, npm and patch tester


Reports from Working Groups

  • Talk Topics:
    • A New Pizza Bugs and Fun date has been planed for PBF 17. Oct. 2020