By Nicola Galgano on 2020-03-30 05:55 in Bug Squad

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 19:05 CET

Total time of meeting: 1 ½ hours


Richard Fath, Nicola Galgano, Astrid Guenther, Troy Hall, Harald Leithner, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, SharkyKZ, Jean-Marie Simonet, Quy Ton, Jacob Waisner,Tobias Zulauf


Discussion outline           


We were requested as a Team to answer a survey from the Professionalism Committee  about a Task & Project management solution(s). After an internal discussion, we have provided to them our answer that can be summarized like this:


Github with the current Issue Tracker is all that we need for now. Additional features in Github can be utilized to improve the current state of managing the project from the team level. Additional tools will only increase overhead for little return. Our need is volunteers and contributors to coding/testing.


Bug Tracker process 


We spent the whole meeting discussing the internal draft document which  is aimed at updating and clarifying the issue process and the pull request process. This is quite a task and additional meeting will be need to get the document to a finalized state. New features are available in the mean time to all the contributors to help them to test pull requests in the joomla 4 branch such as the new feature that lets you to download a full package with the pull request without the need to install complex tools like git, composer or npm. 

This feature has been documented here:!_patches#Prebuild_packages


For those curious enough here is the relative pull request:


At the end of our meeting we have made agreement on two points:


  • first set a confirmed status on real new issues and how that will be managed
  • second set a priority on new issues and who is responsible for the process


We will continue in next meeting’s to focus on this subject.

Next Meeting

The next team meeting will be: Fri, 3 April at 7:00 PM CEST