10th Release Team Meeting TYPO3 4.7

The 4.7 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, January 30nd 2012 we hold our 10th meeting with the following participants:

  • Steffen Ritter (4.7 Release Manager)
  • Xavier Perseguers (4.6 Release Manager)
  • Ernesto Baschny (4.5 Release Manager)
  • Benni Mack (4.4 Release Manager)
  • Ingmar Schlecht (4.1 Release Manager)
  • Oliver Hader (Core Team Leader)
  • Ben van't Ende (Community Manager)

TYPO3 4.7

Nothing special has been discussed about TYPO3 4.7.
The FAL Team - currently meeting up at Stuttgart B:Dreizehn GmbH - announced that they plan to push the first patches within this week.

Revise "Zap the Gremlins"

For TYPO3 4.0 a project called "Zap the Gremlins" was done. It reached out to editors telling about the most nasty bugs in usability or the TYPO3 backend during their daily work. As Steffen Gebert started something similiar within the mailinglists with a thread collecting the most pressing issues Oliver Hader came up with the Idea to start a new "Zap the Gremlins" project.

The following promotional ideas have been collected:
  • article in T3N
  • News article (or sth. else) needed
  • Stage item on typo3.org
  • Campaign designed by designteam
  • Text/page in About Modules.

The release team agreed that this project would be a benefit and Olly will Kickstart it with a mailing asking for further feedback while Ben will get in contact with the Design Team.
We also found, that reporting issues has to be more trivial than with forge and has to happen without login. A plain mailform has been considered to be the most attractive way to gather user input.

For further information about the original project checkout the following links:

Backport branches

As announced by Ernesto some weeks ago we are going to release backports to already stable branches.
The Release Team decided to do a backport release for 4.5 and 4.6 on February the 29th. There will be a Release Candidate for that one.
A separate announcement for that will be published soon.

ExtJS 4 considerations / further steps

We discussed how to proceed with ExtJS 4. Ben asked if organizing a code sprint would make sense as well as he proposed a workshop at the TYPO3 Developer Days in Munich.
The "technical guys" within our Team agreed that both options would not make sense at the moment.
Furthermore we considered retargeting the proposed Workshop to be a workshop about "backend JavaScript technology in long-term".

Friendly Ghost assignement status

There have been new entries within the Doodle about the availability as friendly Ghost. Oliver will rework and extend the assignements.