Production Dept. Meeting - June 18, 2019

By Luca Marzo on 2019-06-27 09:45 in Production

Date: June 18, 2019Time: 17:00 UTCTotal time of meeting: 60 minutes


Harald Leithner (Department Coordinator), Luca Marzo (Assistant to the DC), Nicola Galgano (Team Leader), Philip Walton (Team Leader), Sandra Decoux (Team Leader), Stefan Wajda (Team Leader), Marco Dings (Team Leader), Benjamin Trenkle (Team Leader).


Robert Deutz (Team Leader), David Jardin (Team Leader), Ilagnayeru Manickam (Team Leader), Puneet Kala (Team Leader).

Report from the Department Coordinator

  • Luca asked to solve the security alerts regarding known vulnerabilities in our Project repositories on GitHub. Maintainers to check eventual vulnerabilities and address the alerts.

  • Joomla Enhancement Development Team has been formed. Feature related working groups will be formed as subteam of this team.

  • Harald proposed to discuss about supporting officially MariaDB as database for Joomla 4. The group discussed about MariaDB and eventual issues while adding/managing the support.

Automated Testing Team

  • Update to drone 1.2 (Thanks Harald).

  • Hannes is working on different tasks.

  • Robert asked Luca to run a Call for Nominations to find a new Team Leader.

Bug Squad

  • The number of open issues is going down in a measurable way.

  • The team start discussing about the testing platform (GSoC17).

  • We are ready to clean volunteer portal from inactive members after sending them a Thank you email.

CMS Release Team

  • Joomla 3.9.7 released regularly.

  • Joomla 3.9.8 released without extensive tests as it fixed only one issue and there was not much time before the release.

Core Translation Team

  • Joomla! 3.9.7/3.9.8 language packs are getting released.

  • Lithuvanian language (lt-LT) pack for Joomla! 3.9.6 has been released.  The earlier version of the Lithuanian language was released for Joomla! 3.8.10 on 24 July, 2018, almost a year back.

  • Started working with a user to create the Icelandic language (is-IS) pack.  The last version of the Icelandic language pack was released for Joomla! 1.5.22.

Documentation Team

Google Summer of Code

Security Strike Team

  • Security Release 3.9.7 with some minor fixes.

  • David brought the idea to integrate SameSite Cookies in Joomla 4 to harden the current Cookies against CSRF.

  • Bug Bounty program has a Budget.

Joomla Enhancement Development Team

Software Architecture & Strategy

  • PHPstorm taken control over from Niels. A cleanup in the licenses is really needed.

  • Unsuccessful in getting a date for the meeting, yet.

  • Team is still looking for new members.

Joomla 4

  • Updated requirements for PHP 7.2 and all the database minimum requirements. Working with marketing to get this in a formal blog post for the wider community who haven’t been reading the Production Minutes.

  • Merged in the last of Joomla 3.9.3 and all of Joomla 3.9.4.

  • Aim to release alpha 10 next week.

  • Lots of prepared statement work (thanks Harald and Nicola!)

  • Finished the last a11y pieces of work required for button elements (thanks Brian!)

  • Somehow need to focus people on the github project boards which are the blockers to beta. All the bug fixes coming in are useful of course but most of them aren’t beta blockers.

  • 2-3 parts are still missing in the backend template to be ready for the Beta.

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