By Jacob Waisner on 2020-10-24 16:18 in Bug Squad

Date: October 23, 2020

Time: 19:10 CET

Total time of meeting: 1.5 hours


Richard Fath, Nicola Galgano, Harald Leithner,Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, SharkyKZ, Jacob Waisner, Luca Racchetti, Tobias Zulauf


Discussion outline           


During this meeting we discussed the following topics:

  • Current Status of Issues

  • PHP 8 release

  • Proposal brought by Philip Walton to have testers and coders work closer

Current Status


822 issues

   146 on 3.x

   128 on 4.x 

   12 on 4.x backend template

     6 on 4.x frontend template

     2 on 4.x media manager

   20 on 4.x re-evaluate

     9 on 4.x workflow

   51 new feature

   24 Release Blocker

424 unclassified


During the discussion we are looking to classify the issues to the proper version by using the proper labels, however current focus is not to classify at this time but to tackle the 24 release blockers to ensure the platform is ready for 4.0 launch.


The current tracker we have on issues that we believe are to be focused will be reworked to break down the Release Blockers and who on the team has the skill set. This will then allow the team to focus on a few at a time versus trying to tackle all simultaneously.  

PHP 8 release


PHP 8 releases next month. The focus of discussion was around ensuring it will be compatible with preferably J 3.9.23 and additional testing is needed from not only the team but from the broad public when using J 3.9.23 + on PHP 8.


Working Closer With Coders & Testers


We discussed a proposal brought to us regarding how to get PRs tested faster and get as close to real-time feedback as possible by teaming up testers with coders and maintainers. The idea is still under discussion at this time.


Next Meeting

The next team meeting will be: Fri, 6 November at 7:00 PM CEST