[TYPO3-core] [TYPO3-v4] Minutes of the 11th meeting of the 4.7 Release Team

Steffen Ritter steffen.ritter at typo3.org
Tue Feb 7 09:22:35 CET 2012

Hi dear TYPO3 community,

These are the minutes of the 11th TYPO3 Release Team Meeting for version 

The minutes are also available in the wiki of TYPO3 4.7:

*11th Release Team Meeting TYPO3 4.7*

The 4.7 release team meets weekly for a Skype discussion round on the 
current activities.
If you find this report interesting or have some comment or question 
about a particular topic, don't hesitate to follow-up on the thread in 
the v4 mailing list.

On Monday, February 6th 2012 we held our 11th meeting with the following 

* Steffen Ritter (4.7 Release Manager)
* Xavier Perseguers (4.6 Release Manager)
* Oliver Hader (Core Team Leader)

Critisism on Leadership, Product-Management and Project-Management

In an posting to the v4 Minutes of last week Jigal addressed and 
explained that he is not satisfied with the current solution[1], and how 
things have been handled during the last year. We discussed most of the 
issues mentioned in the post, reviewed and revised them to give our 
statement on them.
The conclusion will be published as a more detailed reply to that thread 
by Oliver Hader.

TYPO3 4.7

Open Issues, Problems to be tackled, "Remaining BLE stuff"

1. *FAL*

*FAL was not merged*, yet.
It always has been kept in private as it should have been released when 
it is done done to not block further development which would have to go 
through Gerrit. This behaviour as of today is cut off! Olly will take 
care of pushing the current state to Gerrit immediately. The reason of 
keeping things "private" is, that a team currently is working on an 
external project, with requirements currently not able to completely 
fulfill with the FAL layer. Dealing with that, we agreed that new Hooks 
or Signal/Slot as well internal refactoring are allowed within FAL even 
after feature freeze, as long as the Public API does not break.

the remaining Problems will be reported on Gerrit and can be worked on 
by everyone
	- Upgrade Wizards not completely tested, quite difficult
	- Image-Rendering currently in some parts is ugly	
	- stdWrap behaviour changed in uploads element (file-data instead of 
cObj-Data) and needs to be checked

2. *Console-Application*

- is a standalone product, and therefore not touched by the feature-freeze
- the endpoint needed for that application will be shipped as extension 
to TER
- many stuff has been developed for core (in terms of cleanup) in scope 
of this developement. These developments neither are part of the project 
nor as reliable as they could go to core right now
- we have to think for a place on typo3.org how to announce and promote 
this additional tool for admins

3. *Media-Extension*

- has been planned as "DAM 2.0", FAL based
- the main feature of current DAM already got to FAL (like references to 
File, Meta-Data, File-Type detection and so on)
- Media "only" added
	- scheduled indexing
	- end-point for registering meta-data extraction services
	- many detailed additional meta-data fields
	- categorizing of files
	- An module for creation of file collections from categories or static 
- with ExtJS 4 revert the User Interface broke
	- collections by category cannot be created anymore
- Indexing Module never seemed to work correctly
- will not be part of the Core, but TER released, somehow "A-Class"
- *needs very much TLC (tender loving care) and people who want to 
finish that one until final release*

4. *Old behaviour of Media-Element*
It has been reported, that the old behaviour of using external 
flash-videos does not work with refactored media element. We have to 
deal with that. Steffen Ritter will check this out before Beta1.

Introduction Package / Government Package

The Introduction Package and the Government Package should represent the 
current featureset and "best practices" of the version it is build for.
With 4.7 there will be many new stuff - the packages have to be adapted.
To have some time for that a merge freeze already has been announced to 
happen one day prior to the Beta1 release, to have time to adapt the 
Oliver Hader will take of adapting the scripts so that the changes there 
are reflected.
Steffen Ritter will start on upgrading the packages within master branch.
Especially the following topics are on the agenda:

	* database upgrades like e.g. for file abstraction layer
	* HTML5 video integration examples
	* use "new" indexed search


If you have any further questions according to the development of TYPO3 
4.7, feel free to contact me or just leave your comment within this thread.


Steffen Ritter
Release Manager TYPO3 4.7

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