Minutes from the 11th meeting of the 4.6 Release Team¶
- Minutes from the 11th meeting of the 4.6 Release Team
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June 20th, 2011
The 4.6 release team meets weekly for a Skype discussion round on the current activities. If you find this report interesting or have some comment or question about a particular topic, don't hesitate to follow-up on the thread in the v4 mailing list.
On Monday, June 20th 2011 we held our 11th meeting with the following participants:
- Xavier Perseguers (4.6 Release Manager)
- Oliver Hader (Core Team Leader)
- Benjamin Mack (4.4 Release Manager)
- Ben van't Ende (Community Manager)
RFC reviews are now working properly. We have the feeling many people finally got accustomed to Gerrit and the workflow with Git/Gerrit/Forge.
We wonder if some parts may be unified with Extbase as it already "basically" does the same. E.g., with form validation. We certainly should centralize this validation handling and, why not, base it on Extbase itself.
There are a lot of new classes that should hopefully be covered by unit tests => new task?
[ TODO Steffen ] Contact Patrick this week to test the extension.
[ TODO Ben ] Contact Patrick about finalizing the manual.
Toolbar in ExtJS¶
We need to define a new API to add other widgets to the toolbar.
[ TODO Xavier ] Discuss the new API with Steffen
Benni sent email to Andreas, works on something else. Should be developped further during Core team (presentation) and then work together. People should know how it internally works.
As discussed two weeks ago, Steffen thought about some bug he found and should report it and assign it to Benni.
[ TODO Steffen ] Find and report bug to Benni.
Thanks to recent changes, the community is taking care of improving it. Great!
Git and Gerrit¶
Meeting was done last week:
Advanced Frontend Editor¶
Ben added this topic to our agenda to echo the recent "Aloha for TYPO3 v4" post from Georg you may have seen on Twitter. We discussed the status of Frontend Editing, big topic back to TYPO3 4.3 and why the extension advanced frontend editing (feeditadvanced) is not a system extension.
Benni points out that it once was a system extension but was not stable enough to stay within Core and as such was removed prior to the final release of TYPO3 4.3.0. Since then it is regularly updated and is definitively not dead!
Aloah sounds very good to be integrated as "official" rich text editor for frontend editing and would be kind of another "TYPO3 v5 part" within TYPO3 v4. But the current integration is still experimental and we cannot discuss much more at the moment. According to Georg himself, more to come and to be presented during T3DD11.
Another point was about Stan recently mentioning in the mailing list that htmlArea RTE is part of the Core and that people should use the Core list to discuss issues. The problem came from the fact that a deprecated project was still open on Forge and it was not clear whether its bug tracker had to be used or not. We decided to close this project to make it clear for everybody.
Subprojects of TYPO3 4.6¶
Ben asked why system extension workspaces was not part of 4.6 subprojects. We have following way of handling subprojects:
- New features for a release are bound to the project (FAL, SCOTTY, XLIFF, ...)
- Still active projects from a previous release are "moved" as subproject of the new upcoming release
- Actively developed system extensions (such as workspaces) are temporarily moved as subproject of the upcoming release and then, when activity lowers, moved back to "Core" umbrella.
[ TODO Olly ] Move workspaces to 4.6 subprojects
Ben reported that a discussion took place to think about putting the Introduction Package into a Git & Gerrit review workflow.
Olly thinks that scripts and configuration could be put into Gerrit but he is not sure if it really makes sense.
We agree that site structure and database dump should not be handled by Gerrit. But list of included extensions and such configuration options could be, for sure.
- TYPO3 4.6 alpha3 on July 12th 2011
no new features and no exceptions after the feature freeze date
- Final Release of TYPO3 4.6.0 on October 25th 2011
If you feel interested in a particular project or task, please reply on the list or directly get in contact with Xavier Perseguers as Release Manager of TYPO3 4.6.