By Marco Dings on 2020-03-24 18:00 in Production

Production Department Meeting Agenda March 24, 2020 at 18:00:00  UTC 

Participants: Marco Dings (Department Coordinator), Harald Leithner (Release Lead),  Philip Walton (Team Leader), Benjamin Trenkle (Team Leader), Hannes Papenberg (Team Leader), Robert Deutz (Team Leader), Nicola Galgano (Team Leader), Niels Braczek (Team Leader), Tobias Zulauf (Release Lead), George Wilson (Release Lead)


Apologies:  David Jardin (Team Leader), Carlos Cámara (Team Leader), Mike Brandner (Team Leader), Ilagnayeru Manickam (Team Leader), Puneet Kala (Team Leader)

Agenda Items & minutes:

Report from the Department Coordinator


Talk Topics:

  1. There was no board meeting since last last PD meeting

  2. Tobias is added as release lead

  3. Niels is added as TL for SA&S

  4. Wilco claims to be able to scrape joomlacode. What were the reasons this failed in the past. Please add encountered problems here. Wilco will document his findings

  5. PDC in process of obtaining privileges, with this cycle we will move to role based access


Release Leads


Joomla 3 Release Lead:

  1. There is an issue with time fields on article reloads ( ) that have to be fixed, as soon as we have a fix I will shorten the release cycle to 4 weeks, if we don’t get a fix I will revert the problematic pull request.

Joomla 4 Release Lead:

  1. Expect remaining hard beta blockers will be solved by the end of this week

  2. Thanks to Richard F for his hard work on fixing the 3.10 to 4.0 update stream

  3. Continued writing the documentation page of j4 b/c breaks


Automated Testing Team


Updates/Proposed Topics:

  1. Team meeting on 19/03/20 - report is wip

  2. Roland Dalmulder has taken over maintenance of Patchtester component

  3. Tobias started work on automated testing of updating from 3.10 to 4.0 nightly

  4. Harald Leithner added Builds per pull request and update server manifest for each PR


Bug Squad


Talk Topics:

  1. I would like to propose/discuss to organize a virtual bug squash sprint cause of covid19 no sprint can happen live in a short time

Updates/Proposed Topics:

  1. 527 open issues , 24 release blocker, 1 beta blocker

  2. 232 pr , 4 release blocker,  1 beta blocker


CMS Release Team


Updates/Proposed Topics:

  1. Not had a release since the last meeting but the last one seemed ok. Have had an issue reported in the team since then but that’s been added to issue tracker


Google Summer of Code Team


Updates/Proposed Topics:

  1. Working with the Documentation team lead Mike to prepare an application for GSoD, 2020. 

  2. No other update from GSoC Team. 


Security Strike Team


Updates/Proposed Topics:

  1. Unique Index on #__users table being added to avoid username collisions

  2. 6 more rather minor issues fixed in 3.9.16

  3. 2FA enforcement: still 27 users without 2fa enabled; 97 enabled it so far

  4. RFC for signed updates and auto updates is a WIP, hopefully ready for review next week


Joomla Enhancement Development Team


Talk Topics:

  • Workflow

Updates/Proposed Topics:

  1. nothing

Workflow Working Group

  1. Sprint at 14/15th March in Munich - hold online, concept done, first coding results:

  2. Sprint at 20th/21th March in Salzburg - canceled


Software Architecture & Strategy 


Updates/Proposed Topics:

  1. RfC-RfC was discussed by the Professional Steering Committee and is considered to be ready for the Entrance vote. It is the general opinion that we need approval from the Board to start the Entrance vote (so the RfC-RfC can follow its own rules).