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.
Easing the contribution process
The Joomla PLT is happy to announce that contributions to the CMS will no longer require a JoomlaCode tracker item. We’re now ready to start using our brand new issue tracker issues.joomla.org.
New bug reports and feature requests should be created either at issues.joomla.org or directly on GitHub. Code contributions made via GitHub will automatically create the issue for you (no more duplication required). All outstanding JoomlaCode items will require a corresponding GitHub issue.
Due to technical limitations of the JoomlaCode software, we cannot disable the JoomlaCode tracker for just the Joomla CMS project. We ask that contributors stop using it immediately to create new issues or comment on existing issues. We will make all the necessary process changes to reinforce that.
An Update on Joomla 3.4
Ok, so there’s been some questions about Joomla 3.4, the next big release for Joomla. I’m quite excited to be able to be a part of this release and we have some great things planned. Timelines are always the first thing people want to know; followed closely with what features will be available. In this particular release there are some additional new terms being used which may be helpful to define. Three quick topics, let’s discuss each in order.
FAQ's for Joomla's Improved Release Cycle
Have some questions that you’ve just got to get answered? The chances are good we've already done it. Check the FAQ below:
For those who love detail - you can see the full development strategy here
For those of you who want the quick, simple to understand overview - read here.
Q: Will 3.5 be the LTS release for the 3.x series?
A: No. The strategies have been modified to not lock in a specific release as the LTS release of a series. Under the revised strategy, unless superseded with a newer minor release, there will be at least two years of support for the last minor release of a series. The concept of an LTS release is being eliminated in favor of this. For example, if 3.4 were to be the final minor release of the 3.x series, it would be supported for at least two years after its release.