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Sat

31

Jan

2015

Twenty goals for the Joomla project in 2015
Written by Victor Drover   
Saturday, 31 January 2015 21:54

Today I am happy to report that a balanced 2015 budget has been prepared by myself and dedicated volunteers from all areas of the Joomal project.

A special thanks goes out to Javier Gómez and Olaf Offick — budget liaisons from the PLT and CLT — for their hard work and professional attitude throughout the budget process.

Process

The 2015 budget process is quite similar to prior years and is well documented. In short, the 3-month process has 5 stages:

  • Set project-wide goals
  • Define objectives to achieve each goal
  • Assign expenses and/or revenue to each objective
  • Prioritize objectives
  • Submit for community feedback and approval by the board of Open Source Matters

Two important changes from the 2014 budget process were included for 2015:

  • Line item owners would be specified to have decision making authority for expenditures
  • The budget would be balanced

Budget summary

As a result of the budget process, the proposed budget projects revenue of $755,575 with expenses matching dollar-for-dollar (a summary of revenue and expenses associated with the Goals of the project are shown at the end of this document. The full budget organized by our Chart of Accounts is also available).

Based on this balanced budget, we project that our end-of-year assets will total $329,886.

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Sun

04

Jan

2015

Announcement en-GB User Interface Text Working Group
Written by Tom Hutchison   
Sunday, 04 January 2015 15:38

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).

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Fri

02

Jan

2015

3 new additions to the PLT
Written by Javier Gomez   
Friday, 02 January 2015 14:22

The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members: Viktor Vogel, Jessica Dunbar and Robert Deutz.

The PLT is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of the Joomla CMS and the Joomla Framework. This includes releasing new versions, fixing bugs, adding new features, translating and creating documentation.

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Fri

05

Dec

2014

New PLT members
Written by Javier Gomez   
Friday, 05 December 2014 15:29

The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members: George Wilson and Roland Dalmulder.

The PLT is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of the Joomla CMS and the Joomla Framework. This includes releasing new versions, fixing bugs, adding new features, translating and creating documentation.

In November 2014, the PLT announced that they were seeking nominations from the community for several new members to join the team, the original article can be seen here: http://developer.joomla.org/news/598-call-for-production-leadership-team-nominations.html. Many are being nominated and the PLT is in the process of incorporating new members to the team apart for the two people being added today.

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Wed

03

Dec

2014

The New Joomla Extensions Directory
Written by Matthew Baylor   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 18:33

 

Back in March of 2013 the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) Team began drafting a list of requirements to upgrade the JED to Joomla 3.x and improve several areas of the directory. We simply out-grown the system in place.  The request for proposal was announced in August 2013 and a vendor, Fabrik, was selected to build the new JED in March 2014. Since March, the Fabrik team has been diligently working and building a completely new, custom extension to meet our needs.

 

Some of the new key features include:

  • An improved extensions submission process that will automatically screen new submissions for common errors.
  • Improved search functionality.
  • A new review and scoring system.
  • A new ticket system that wraps support and reports into one.
  • A new take on categorization and the use of tags.
  • Improved backend management and auditing.

 

Over the past 6 weeks we've held a few rounds of beta testing which has helped us identify a number of issues and improve workflows. Thanks to all that contributed their time and effort.

 

Although we still have a few remaining bugs to fix, the most important show-stopping issues have been resolved.

 

After months of hard work and countless hours we are please to announce the roll-out of the new site.

 

Beginning December 8th we will hold a "pre-access" phase for developers to login, update listings and submit new listings on http://dev.extensions.joomla.org

On December 15th we will transfer the http://extensions.joomla.org domain over to the new site.

Between December 15th and 18th we will be holding a small doc-sprint to update documentation to reflect the changes.

 

As with any big development project there may still be some lurking issues that have yet to be found and could cause dates to shift which will be announced as soon as possible.

 

newjed-home

 

newjed-listing

 

newjed-dashboard

 

newjed-extensions 

 

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