Joomla 3.4 release timeline update
Happy New Year from all of us on PLT! We have been busy over the holiday testing, and re-testing Joomla 3.4 alpha. We are delighted to announce we will release Joomla 3.4 beta, January 27th 2015.
We are grateful for all the feedback we received from those who took part in our recent alpha release. This extended alpha phase allowed us to drive attention to testing and creating patches.
All new features contributed to the project will be considered for Joomla 3.5. Features already submitted will be reviewed for the 3.4 release.
The following updated timeline is established for the 3.4 release:
- January 20th 2015 - 3.4 Feature Freeze
- January 27th 2015 - 3.4 Beta 1
- February 3rd, 2015 - 3.4 Beta 2
- February 10th, 2015- 3.4 Release Candidate
- February 17th, 2015 - 3.4 Stable Release
Announcement en-GB User Interface Text Working Group
I am pleased to announce the following with Brian Teeman leading this overdue and needed core en-GB standardisation.
The PLT have accepted the proposal to review and standardise all the en-GB language strings in the core of Joomla based on the style guide that you can see here (until it gets a permanent home).
- The official language of Joomla is en-GB and yet the actual strings we use have been created, over 10 years, many by people who are not native en-GB speakers.
- Create a style guide to standardise the correct usage of en-GB and assist anyone writing language strings for Joomla.
- A secondary aim is that this style guide can be used as a basis for translation teams.
- Traditional rules of grammar do not always apply to the web. See Break Grammar Rules on Websites for Clarity
Joomla Extension Developers, what resources do you need for the final release of 2.5
Dear Joomla Extension Developers
We need your to help spread the word!
We are currently planning the Joomla 2.5 marketing campaign. Joomla 2.5.28 is scheduled to be released on December 10th. As part of our campaign, we are asking extension developers to write a blog (of any length) that explains 2.5.28 will be the final release of the 2.5 series. Additionally, it would be helpful for your users if you provide documentation on how to upgrade your extension within your blog post.
Here is documentation by Jennifer Gress, Tom Hutchison, and Connie Lippert to help people plan for upgrading http://docs.joomla.org/Why_Migrate. The marketing team is preparing an information pack that explains 2.5.28.
Our goal for this campaign is to work together to help the community find the resources they need for successful upgrade planning. If you have suggestions on how else we can assist in this transition, please post here.
Call for Production Leadership Team Nominations
The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of the Joomla CMS and Framework. This includes releasing new versions, fixing bugs, adding new features, and creating documentation and translations.
We are looking for your nominations for new PLT members. We acknowledge that the greater worldwide Joomla community can help us a lot in this election process, and make us aware of potential candidates we might otherwise overlook.
Although the nomination form is available permanently to continuously gather suggestions, a number of PLT members are stepping down this month and we are additionally looking to fill some gaps in our skills base. Consequently we are blogging this reminder that we need your nominations because we are actively looking to recruit new PLT members soon.
You can nominate yourself or someone else at any time. If you nominate someone else, please ask them first if they are interested and have the time available.
While we strive to be as efficient as possible, there are times when things don't go smoothly, causing stress and headaches for our user base and the community members who test and prepare our releases. This last week has been an example of some rough times for our releases, and though no single person or group is to blame for any of the issues that we've experienced with these last releases, they do highlight areas where our teams and workflows can improve.