By Llewellyn van der Merwe on 2021-07-04 15:46 in Extensions Directory Team


Joomla Extension Directory. Meeting Minutes
- June 22, 2021

Participants: Hugh Douglas-Smith, Mark Fleeson (Jed 4 Developer), Oh Martin, Mark Lee, Anibal Sanchez, Dénes Székely, Tom van der Laan, Llewellyn van der Merwe (Team Lead), Jaz Parkyn (Assistant Team Lead)
Absent with notice: Claire Mandville
Absent without notice: Luca Marzo

Team Organization: Llewellyn van der Merwe, Jaz Parkyn

  • The format of the Joomla Extensions Directory meeting shall be a voice meeting with a transcript recorded into text format.
    Proposed by Llewellyn, seconded by Jaz
    Motion passed unanimously.
  • The meeting time of the Joomla Extensions Directory shall be a fixed time on the last Friday of each month at 17:00 UTC. One week ahead of the meeting, all members will confirm or not their attendance, allowing for the meeting time to be adjusted if a quorum is not achieved.
    Proposed by Llewellyn, seconded by Jaz
    Motion passed unanimously.

Reviews: Hugh Douglas-Smith

  • We seem to have an issue again with the link to reviews in tickets.

Tickets: Dénes Székely, Mark Lee

  • We often find extension download links to become outdated due to newer releases of the extension. So proposed ways to resolve this before the release of JED 4:
    • To demand a version-neutral link to be added to JED which points to the latest version available
    • To state that if the link in JED does not point to the latest available version this constitutes a reason to have the extension delisted, and if the issue is repeated we can even propose to be banned.
  • We need a clear defined path documented about how to deal with listing disputes. In the case of “stolen” or “illegally forked” extensions, we need:
    • to develop a methodology how to handle these situations and make it public,
    • the minimal steps should be to ask for proofs of what happened,
    • then who and how takes the decision on what’s next - like if and how we contact the “offender”, what measures can be taken - from turning down the request to banning the offender OR the original submitter if the claim proves to be false/not well enough sustained by evidence, etc. It is a repeating issue.

Vulnerable Extension Listings: Claire Mandville

  • Notice of ticket transfer
    A clear method of notification that a ticket has been transferred from other departments including notes made by the transferer on that ticket.
  • External Dealing with tickets
    Anyone dealing with a ticket should allow CM to be involved instead of having a judge dread system.
  • Non JED items
    A clear process for non JED items has not been clarified
  • Next JED version
    Next JED version discussions to involve CM directly