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Steffen Ritter, 2011-11-14 17:26

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h1. Minutes of the 1st Release Team Meeting TYPO3 4.7
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Hi dear TYPO3 community,
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this are the minutes of the 1st TYPO3 Release Team Meeting for version 4.7.
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The minutes are also available in the wiki of TYPO3 4.7:
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http://forge.typo3.org/projects/typo3v47-projects/wiki/1st_Release_Team_Meeting_TYPO3_47
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The 4.7 release team meets weekly for a Skype discussion round on the
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current activities. If you find this report interesting or have some
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comment or question about a particular topic, don't hesitate to
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follow-up on the thread in the v4 mailing list.
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On Monday, November 14th 2011 we hold our 1st meeting with the following
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participants:
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* Oliver Hader (Core Team Leader)
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* Ben van't Ende (Community Manager)
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* Ingmar Schlecht (4.1 Release Manager)
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* Benjamin Mack (4.4 Release Manager)
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* Ernesto Baschny (4.5 Release Manager)
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* Xavier Perseguers (4.6 Release Manager)
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* Steffen Ritter (4.7 Release Manager)
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h1. review TYPO3 4.6
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For "lessons learned" from the amazing work of Xavier did, we all considered it worthful to define a dated roadmap (which is accesible in public) as early as possible.
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Furthermore the strict caution around the feature freeze resulted in the most stable .0 version since years.
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As the press-releases around TYPO3 4.6 --rebase could have been improved, we aim for a better communication with the PR departement of the TYPO3 association in front of the release of TYPO3 4.7.
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Xavier aims to release 4.6.1 on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd 2011.
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After the successful release of TYPO3 4.6 --rebase we all took the opportunity to thank again Xavier for his great work with the current release.
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h1. TYPO3 4.7
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The focus of the upcoming release will be the results of the BLE project. This in fact means that we are concentrating on "standards" and "accessiblity".
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TYPO3 4.7 will produce highly accessible frontend-rendering based on HTML5 by default. Furthermore you may expect many improvements for daily tasks according to usability within the backend.
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As there is plenty of work already done and - as always - a lack of time, we're going pin a definite topic to each of the 12 weeks of development until feature freeze. Within this week we aim to concentrate and merge this pinned-topic. There will always will be a responsible person for each package, which you should get in contact, if you wanna help out in this departement.
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Additionally there will be an backend-ui feature freeze two weeks earlier than the actual feature freeze, allowing to fix outstanding issues with the current TYPO3 Backend for mobile and low-res devices, which could be difficult to tackle otherwise. As these fixes might need changes to API and we aim to have a restrictive feature-freeze again this special rule had been introduced.
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Details about this, as well as an detailed status report on the BLE project will be made public soon.
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h2. Dates
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Until then you already might keep in mind the following fixed dates:
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 - Release of alpha1: November 29th 2011
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 - Release of alpha2: December 20th 2011
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 - Release of alpha3: January 10th 2012
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 - backend-UI-freeze: Janurary 24th 2012
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 - Release of beta1: February 7th 2012 (feature freeze)
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 - Release of beta2: March 6th 2012
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 - Release of beta3: March 27th 2012
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 - Release of RC1: April 10th 2012
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 - Release of final: April 24th 2012
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h2.  Next steps
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The existing or inactive teams will be contacted to start communication
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of their plans and to coordinate efforts for TYPO3 4.7. 
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The bugtracker's roadmap
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tool is already used to reference bugs and features to be
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fixed/implemented for a given release.
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If you feel interested in a particular project or task, please reply on
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the list or directly get in contact with Steffen Ritter as Release
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Manager of TYPO3 4.7.