By Private Profile b2c8cac3 on 2020-08-02 09:05 in Extensions Directory Team

JED Team Meeting - July 31st, 2020

The Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) team met on July 29th, 2020, at 15hs UTC, via Glip to discuss our progress of current tasks.

  • In attendance: Anibal Sanchez, Carlos Cámara, Claire Mandville, Dénes Székely, Hugh Douglas-Smith, Luca Marzo, Mark Lee and Wilco Alsemgeest (Assistant to the Department Coordinator)

  • Apologies: Jaz Parkyn

  • Absent: Daniel Dubois

Team Organization

  • We are processing the queue of new extensions and pending tickets within the seven days processing window. With the addition of new members, we are improving the processing times.

  • In July, we are migrating our accounts to

  • The VEL merge of operations completed. We are polishing the final steps.

  • JEDChecker translation project is in the new Crowdin Enterprise:

  • JED Newsletter has been sent following the release of the new Joomla 4 Beta and Joomla 3.10 Alpha

  • JED Ticketing System, we are migrating the canned responses to the Knowledgebase


  • JED LinkChecker - Next Phases: we are adding stricter validations to the link validations

  • JED Design Updates: General review of the site design for mobile and desktop. Renewal of JED general visual technology and design. #139

  • List Q1: Quality Requirements of Extensions To improve the current extension quality requirements, we are defining a new set of minimum rules. The idea is to improve the minimum information submitted by the extension developers. #149

    • At this point, these are the rules that we are currently proposing:

      • Listings in English 

      • Project or Download page at least in English

      • Screenshots in English

      • Provide English language files

      • Links linking to the right page (E.g. the demo link must target a proper demo)

      • Screenshots with logo and/or an accurate representation of the extension

  • JED Checker CI Online. This is project scope: At the FFTF, Andy Gaskell and Llewellyn van der Merwe joined the JED Dev Team to support the effort. #67 and #133

JED 4 Project

  • JED4 development has been continuing. To contribute to the project, join the team!

  • The board approved the proposal to make the new JED 4 codebase and project information available publicly.

  • The Review Detective and Review Scores will be kept private within the JED team.

  • This is the JED 4 Project Scope Summary.

  • The JED 4 development repository has been published: Please, check the list of issues and collaborate with the development.

  • According to the approved Joomla Property Management Policy, JED4 will also manage templates. 

Proposed JED Guidelines for Joomla 4

Scoring Issues

  • An issue on the extensions scoring has been reported. We are looking for a developer to evaluate the current algorithm and fix the issue. For more information #84

Spam Checks for Reviews

The current system to process Spam Review needs to be revamped. The current implementation has several shortcomings that must be addressed.

In the short term, to clarify the validation output, we are improving the messages shown to the user. Spam Checkup can fail due to the following points:

  • You may be using an IP masking service

  • A VPN

  • A server is actively running on your desktop IP

In the medium term, we are planning to redefine the system and implement a new checkup in the context of the JED4 project. We are updating the progress in the implementation here #65.