Joomladay UK - Joomla! Where Are We Now

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  • Joomladay UK - Joomla! Where Are We Now

    1. 4. Joomla! 1.5 and roadmap to future versions <ul><li>Joomla!day United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Maidstone, Kent </li></ul>13/14 March 2009
    2. 5. Joomla! 1.5 Released January 22, 2008
    3. 6. Joomla! 1.5 is easy to install
    4. 7. Joomla! 1.5 runs on many platforms
    5. 8. Joomla! 1.5 is easy to extend
    6. 9. Joomla! 1.5 is multi lingual
    7. 10. Joomla! 1.5 is easier to administer
    8. 11. Joomla! 1.5 has new template features <ul><li>100% control </li></ul><ul><li>Custom layouts </li></ul><ul><li>Template parameters </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility and standards </li></ul><ul><li>Module chrome </li></ul><ul><li>Module positions </li></ul><ul><li>Default system template </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Javascript </li></ul><ul><li>Error Handling </li></ul>
    9. 12. Joomla! 1.5 is build to scale
    10. 13. Joomla! 1.5 is build to scale
    11. 14. Joomla! 1.5 supports rapid development
    12. 15. <ul><li>Easy to install </li></ul><ul><li>Runs on many platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-lingual </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to administer </li></ul><ul><li>New template features </li></ul><ul><li>Build to scale </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid development </li></ul>
    13. 16. So with… <ul><li>4.000.000 visitors and 19.000.000 page hits past month </li></ul><ul><li>1.450.000 posts, 308.000 topics and 230.000 users in our forum </li></ul><ul><li>590.000+ downloads of Joomla! 1.5 in 2 months </li></ul><ul><li>82.000 registered developers and 2.255 registered projects on Gforge </li></ul><ul><li>4.000+ registered (active) projects on our extensions site </li></ul><ul><li>60+ supported languages </li></ul>
    14. 17. <ul><li>This project rockets off!!! </li></ul>
    15. 18. Thanks to an amazing army of volunteers who provide support in our forum , developers who maintain Joomla! core code and extensions, the translators and all who help with documentation this is a great open source project!
    16. 19. We’re still an incredibly young project! <ul><li>Started in September 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Most installs are still Joomla! 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla! 1.5 is growing very fast! </li></ul>… let draw the bigger picture Keep the following in mind...
    17. 22. Yes…but wait!
    18. 23. www.joomla.org
    19. 24. www.veronicamagazine.nl/
    20. 27. www.tazzu.com
    21. 28. www.quizilla.com
    22. 30. Maintenance releases driven by Joomla! Bug Squad <ul><li>Test the patch before we commit approach </li></ul><ul><li>Around 55 team members </li></ul><ul><li>Team introduced mid- December just before we release Joomla! 1.5.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance cycle targets at 6-8 weeks for a release </li></ul><ul><li>See also http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla%21_Maintenance_Procedures </li></ul>The Joomla! Bug Squad
    23. 31. <ul><li>See  http://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/724-development-coordinator-summit-summary.html for the roadmap </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the 1.6 workshops if you want to know more about 1.6 </li></ul>Joomla! 1.6 (Sparrow)
    24. 32. So what is our race strategy?
    25. 33.
    26. 34. We can use help with… <ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Unit testing </li></ul><ul><li>Functional testing; the Joomla! Bug Squad </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla! Core framework </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Help screens </li></ul><ul><li>Technical documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation of Joomla! 1.5 </li></ul>Translations <ul><li>Translation of installation, front-and backend </li></ul><ul><li>Translate help screens </li></ul><ul><li>Translation of documentation </li></ul>Sites and Infrastructure <ul><li>Moderating </li></ul><ul><li>Help answering questions in forum </li></ul><ul><li>Re-structuring our site(s) </li></ul>
    27. 35. Questions?

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