By Private Profile b2c8cac3 on 2020-11-04 09:52 in Extensions Directory Team

The Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) team met on JED Meeting - October 30th, 2020, at 15hs UTC, via Glip to discuss our progress of current tasks.

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

  • Absent: Carlos Cámara and Daniel Dubois 

Team Organization

  • The merge of VEL operation is almost completed. We are polishing the final steps. We are reviewing the pending issues. A new VEL search is available now.

  • We are also reviewing the backup policy and the associated costs.

  • Data Cleansing, we are preparing a cleanup of old reviews and the anonymization of old accounts without activity.

  • Call for JED4 Developers. We have submitted a position for the community openings JCM article to call for JED4 Developers. To contribute to the project, join the team!

  • 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.

  • JED LinkChecker is fully operational, processing 10% of the extensions per day.


  • Spam Checks for Reviews - IP Detective Deprecation: New method of review validations based on hCaptcha and CleanTalk / November. 

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

    • 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

    • IP Detective Deprecation: New method of review validations based on hCaptcha and CleanTalk / November.

  • Scoring Issues

    • There are no more scoring issues reported.

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

    • The design updates will be inline with the new JDotOrgTemplate.

  • 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

Override Everything: All assets should go through HTML helper or web assets. In this way, the assets are overridable, and scripts can be put in the footer and still work. Restrict handwritten script tags in the output (This needs to go through addScriptDeclaration). Include assets ONLY in the layouts, not in the main logic.