(Cross posting of Joomla Community Blog)

The next Joomla Roadmap Meeting is being held as part of the J and Beyond conference that is taking place May 18-20 in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Ideally, we'd like to come out of the meeting with some tangible accomplishments, but we recognize that may not be possible given the time constraints. More important is to bring people together to bounce ideas around and to form groups that will work to bring particular features into Joomla.

Version 11.4 of the Joomla Platform released Version 11.4 ("Brian Kernighan") of the Joomla Platform was tagged and released on 4 January 2012. It is the logical continuation of the 11.3 version published 24 November 2011. In addition to numerous bug fixes, it also brings new features, the main ones: >

  • MultiDB support
  • Implement Github Forks API

The full list of commits is available here https://github.com/joomla/joomla-platform/commits/11.4 and the api doc here https://api.joomla.org

Project size

  • Classes: 270 (231 in platform 11.3)
  • Methods: 2000 (1946 in platform 11.3)
  • Lines: 25970 (24717 in platform 11.3)
  • Comments: 62155 (62154 in platform 11.3)
  • Blank lines: 11877 (11800 in platform 11.3)

Summary of code quality

  • Check style: 199 warnings (235 in platform 11.3)
  • Duplicate code: 26 warnings (26 in platform 11.3)
  • Programming Mess Detector (PMD): 1002 warnings (1006 in platform 11.3)
  • Test Coverage: 41% (41% in platform 11.3)

Version 11.3 ("Dennis Ritchie") of the Joomla Platform was tagged and released on 24 November 2011. It is the logical continuation of the 11.2 version published 27 July 2011. 

Version 11.3 of the Joomla Platform released

In addition to numerous bug fixes, it also brings new features, the main ones:

  • image manipulation (JImage)
  • creation of web applications (JWeb)
  • generation of HTML tables (JGrid)
  • package for strings added (JString)
  • migration to mootools 1.4
  • curl, socket and stream support (JHttp)
  • github API (JGithub)

The full list of commits is available here https://github.com/joomla/joomla-platform/commits/11.3 and the api doc here https://api.joomla.org

Things have been very busy for the Joomla Platform since the release of 11.2 on 26 July 2011.  Since then, 249 pull requests have been accepted made by 31 individual contributors spanning anything from minor touch-ups to comment blocks, as well as completely new packages.

Joomla 2.5 is due out in January, which is the culmination of the 1.6/1.7/2.5 series. Now is the time to be mapping out those things we want to accomplish in the next series, which will culminate in the 3.5 release in July 2013.

At the recent joint summit we discussed the process for establishing goals and milestones for the long-term Joomla releases. We want more seats at the table for the technical discussions on how to move things forward. Once every six months the PLT and developers will meet just before or after an existing event to work on the roadmap.