By George Wilson on 2018-12-17 21:49 in Production

Department Coordinator

  • New Release Lead for 3.9 and taking over Michael’s Release Lead Job is Harald Leithner
  • There was a discussion about the possibility of having a extra minor release in the 3.x series. It was voted to reject this and stick to the current plan of having 3.10 as the bridge release for Joomla 4
  • On a personal level George's priority now the backend team is going my plan (see https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/j4-backend-template-working-group/reports/926-team-setup) is to start focussing on merging in staging and started with the merge in of 3.8.8 last week.
  • J4 marketing meetings have started
  • Discussions about how to refactor production to cope with many teams having vacant lead members

Automated Testing

  • Fixed testing for Joomla 4 and changed the repository settings to merge only when test are green. Worked quite well. We hadn’t had an issue with failing test based on bad merged code.
  • Started planning for Code Sprints next year. 

CMS Release Lead

  • Would like to take the change of release lead to look at the process and coordinate more with 3rd parties to push the positive facts of the release.
  • Liaised with Sandra on the 3.9.1 article proofreading and are trying to make this part of the process of release

Translation Team

  • Joomla! 3.9.1 language packs are being released
  • Still dealing with teething problems maintaining translations of two versions of Joomla! (ie. 3.x and 4.x)
  • The language "Tajik - Cyrillic" (tg-TJ) => 82% translated & approvals yet to start
  • Discussions were had about https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/19353 in order to ease the contributions for Joomla 4 in Crowdin 

Documentation

  • Discussions were had about the concept of paid documentation writers for Joomla 4. Agreed for George to raise this at board level
  • Work on Joomla 4 Tutorials Landing Page https://docs.joomla.org/JDOC:Joomla_4_Tutorials_Project
  • Still working to resolve issue with Translations, hopefully will have time over holidays to solve it.

GSOC

  • Puneet was nominated by team to lead again for 2019 GSoC
  • Preparation for GSoC Application and GSoC 2019 Docs will begin by End of December/Early January
  • George and Sandra to talk about potential GSOC projects

Security

  • Invitation to CMS security summit at the Google office in Chicago at January 29th/30th - topics: secure automated updates, disclosure and information flow, serverside filtering
  • RIPS scan causing false positives from time to time, being in touch with vendor to reduce the number of issues

Workflows

  • George has committed to reviewing the 4 open PRs before christmas allowing the team time to work on the next round of pull requests
  • Will work on a sample pull request for a workflow implementation in banners for extension dev's to use as a basis for implementing workflows in their own components