During the Production Leadership Team Summit meetings, which took place over two days (July 27-28, 2011), the following topics for the project were discussed:

During the just-concluded Production Leadership Team (PLT) meeting in San Jose, we discussed the goals for the upcoming release in January 2012. This will be the first long-term support (LTS) release since version 1.5.

First, some quick background. In December 2009, the PLT decided to change to a time-based release cycle where we release a new short-term support release (STS) every 6 months and a new LTS release every 18 months. Versions 1.6 and 1.7 were the first STS releases under the new development cycle, and the upcoming January 2012 release will be the first LTS release under the new cycle.

The Production Working Group has long been an umbrella for a number of different teams working on different aspects of production.  These range from the more formally constituted bug squad, documentation and translation teams to informal groups that come together to push development of a particular feature or pursue some other idea.  Producing a world-leading software product like Joomla requires the contribution of time and attention from a large number of different people.  One of the issues we come across repeatedly is how to direct potential contributors to areas of the project where they can have the most rewarding and fun experience by being able to work on stuff that matters to them.  So at the recent PLT Summit we discussed how we might improve the organisation of the production process to encourage more people to get involved and make it easier for potential contributors to get together and be productive.

Version 11.2 ("Omar") of the Joomla Platform was tagged and released on 26 July 2011.

Version 11.1 was tagged on 5 July 2011. This was the inaugural release of the platform following its separation from the Joomla CMS trunk.