6th Release Team Meeting TYPO3 4.7

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On Monday, January 2nd 2012 we hold our 6th meeting with the following participants:

  • Steffen Ritter (4.7 Release Manager)
  • Benjamin Mack (4.4 Release Manager)
  • Oliver Hader (Core Team Leader)
  • Ben van't Ende (Community Manager)

TYPO3 4.7

In our agenda this week had been mainly 3 point to be discussed.

General

Since the holidays there seems to be not much action around. In addition, since Alpha 2 there had been no really development.
Releasing the Alpha 3 on 10th January 2012 - as planned - would not make much sense since it would be the same actual package as Alpha 2.

Therefore we decided to post-pone the Release of Alpha 3 one week to January 17th.

Due to Organisation issues the Workspaces Team CodeSprint has been canceled, which affects the ExtJS 4 Migration and FAL Workspace Integration, too.

State of FAL Development

We shortly discussed the state of the current FAL development. A group of developers currently actively is working on it and will be meeting at Benni Mack's this week.

There are some fixes within the FAL-Repository not related to FAL at all wich should be submitted to Core before, to make the FAL changes more slim.

Furthermore there are some components which will not be delivered as part of the TYPO3 Core which are the Amazon S3 Driver, a WebDAV Driver as well as the media-Extension with several MetaData Indexing Services.

A team of interested people has to befound for maintaining them in future.

State of ExtJS 4 Migration

On Side of the ExtJS 4 Migratio Nothing more happened. Olly will try to find ExtJS 4 experts which will work on a payed bases on migrating the outstanding Tasks.
Benni and Steffen have been working on the Skinning issues introduced by the Migration.

Automating compile task

With the ExtJS 4 Migration another "auto-generated" piece of core has been integrated: The T3Skin for ExtJS (SASS compiled).

Some versions ago the Sprite System has been integrated. Sprites, CSS and Ext-Tables Configuration for the Sprite System are auto-generated to.

Currently developers have to manually regenerate the stuff upon changes and push them to... On conflicts it's nearly impossible to manually fix the conflicted state of these auto-generated stuff.

Therefore we discussed Gerrit/Jenkins based triggers, automating these task on merge and on check out of changes.
Olly will locally investigate the Tasks and Create script, aiming to ease up the life of Developers.