Production Meeting March 2019
Date: March 15, 2019
Time: 18:00 UTC
Total time of meeting: 1.5 hour
Attendees: Niels Braczek, George Wilson, David Jardin, Stefan Wajda, Benjamin Trenkle, Tom Hutchison, Philip Walton
Invited guests: Harald Leithner (Elected Director), Yves Hoppe (Representation for Robert Deutz), Justyna Michallek (Translator for Stefan Wajda)
Apologies: Robert Deutz, Puneet Kala, Ilagnayeru Manickam
- George welcomed Harald. The new department coordinator.
- George Reminded all team leaders to have a vote on their status as team lead once a year as per the bylaws of Joomla.
- Harald elected Luca Marzo as coordinator assistant
- Harald suggested bi-weekly meetings.
- Joomla 4 Alpha 7 released including web services and all of 3.8
- Started work on 3.9 merge conflicts
- Aim is to tag a beta at the end of May (Elisa is verifying the feasibility of this with the backend team)
- Backend team would like a UX person to help with testing. Lots of progress being made.
- API tests for web services merged (with ws itself). Thank you Yves! More to be added.
- Discussions happening on moving all test suites back into core.
- Stabilization of Drone server and RIPS
- Drone server was updated to a higher tier. (More RAM + vCPUs). Big thanks to hosting.de
- New team lead election upcoming soon.
- We are in the beginning of the planning of the PBF. At the moment we have 21 countries joining. We’re in contact with different potential sponsors.
- We get support from programs and events, both DC are members of the planning team
- Sandra (Marketing), Luca (among other things handles the connection to OSM) are also in the main organizations team
- Philip Walton translated the PBF-page into English
- New logo and design is in the making (should be implemented somewhere in April)
- Sandra, Luca and Benjamin created a lot of organisation content (sponsor information, marketing plans, processes, etc.) to make future PBF much more easier.
- We are planning a meeting to determine the future of the group. A doodle is out and I will close the voting on Sunday.
- Philip has been doing patch-testing every Wednesday and a few others are now joining. He wants to grow this idea to bring on board a lot more people comfortable with patch testing working towards the October PBF.
- Joomla! 3.9.4 language packs are getting released
- An additional translator has been added to the Romanian translation team
- A new translator coordinator has been identified for the Finnish language translation
- Astrid wrote a tutorial on how to create a simple module for J4. She is now working on how to create a component for J4
- We received our first 'application' for GSoD, https://opensource.googleblog.com/2019/03/introducing-season-of-docs.html. Sandra is taking care of her.
- George started a doc about web assets
- A page was created for the J4 tutorial project. Everybody is free to fill the list of tutorials we will need
- A volunteer contacted Sandra to create J4 video tutorials for beginners
- GSoC started, teams formed, we are still in need of a technical mentor for SEO improvement project.
- We have a lot of participation this year from students, around 60 students are active on Glip and interacting with mentors and admins regularly, many of these students are active on Github.
- Team will plan joomla mentors summit during community bonding period.
- Admins will spend time in preparation of application for Google Season of Docs
- Accessibility of Modules new/edit and Media manager pages (grid view) has been evaluated. Reports were prepared.
- A total of more than 30 accessibility issues and PR were reported. Several issues were solved (thanks Brian Teeman, C-Lodder, SharkyKZ, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Ray Selby, Wojciech Smoliński).
- Three new accessibility features were developed (SkipTo, Shortcut Keys Administrator, Adaptive Accessibility Menu). Thanks Brian Teeman.
- Work has begun on keyboard support for Media Manager (thanks George Wilson).
- Editing of accessibility guidelines for Joomla and two tutorials started.
- Propose to put Joomla X in the freezer, disbandon for now. This would be done in favour of a broader group/team dealing with architecture and strategy
- The "Strategy & Architecture" team would cover a lot of what was intended with Joomla!X, just not focused on code, but on helping (feature) developers to build good architecture and to develop a strategy (a roadmap in a wider sense). If that team gets established, Joomla!X will still be the place to show proof of concepts and thus continue to be the "lighthouse" for the Joomla project.
- 3.9.3 and 3.9.4 released, both security releases
- Highlighting the sample data fix in 3.9.4 as it allows public access to the “populate sample data” feature, enabling attackers to mess up users site content
- Fine-tuned RIPS, number of false positives went down massively
- Conflict with Checkpoint, caused by a blog post with various false statements (“new vulnerability found”, “exploiting the Jmail service”). Checkpoint applied various corrections and we reached the point where they don’t want to any further changes.
- With a more open initial state a lot of “issues” from the people (multilingual) are solved. Now user can choose between different initial stages.
- Regarding a graphical interface: it’s in progress, but at the moment, the used framework is to big, so we need to improve here (~800kb):
- Still needed: testing, testing, testing