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===Database Working Group===
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There's plenty of work to do to improve the way that Joomla works with databases.  We need database experts who can look at optimising queries, improving the data model and making Joomla work across multiple databases.  If you are a database junkie and you'd like to help then contact Omar Ramos.
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* Contact: Omar Ramos (mailto:omar.ramos@joomla.org)
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===Finder integration Working Group===
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Improving Joomla search is something that has been requested for a long time as the native Joomla search function leaves a lot to be desired.  Because we want to move towards a unified content model it is really important that we address search as part of that.  Many of the issues have already been successfully addressed by JXtended with their Finder component.  However, Finder will only work with Joomla 1.5.  What we need is to get Finder updated for the current Joomla version so it can be considered for possible inclusion in a forthcoming Joomla release.
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* [https://github.com/Finder-Integration/Finder GitHub repository]
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* Coordinators: Michael Babker, Omar Ramos
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* Contact: Chris Davenport (mailto:chris.davenport@joomla.org)
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For further information go to the [[Finder Integration Working Group|Finder Integration Working Group page]].
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===Internet of Things Working Group===
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This working group is looking into using the Joomla Platform to simplify and open source the "internet of things".  Using several popular input/output devices to allow the world to connect to the internet and back to the world; for the device's data to be easily displayed on Joomla sites and Joomla sites to "talk back" to the environment.
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Coordinator: Phil Walton (mailto:phil@jthings.co.uk)
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For further information go to [http://www.jthings.co.uk www.jthings.co.uk]
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===Bug Squad===
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For further information see [[Bug Squad|Bug Squad]].
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* Coordinators: Mark Dexter
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* Contact: Mark Dexter (mailto:mark.dexter@community.joomla.org).
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===Documentation Working Group===
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The [[Documentation Working Group|Documentation Working Group]] is a standing team of people dedicated to improving Joomla's documentation.  This includes both user and developer documentation.  Our primary focus is this wiki, but we are also responsible for maintaining [http://api.joomla.org api.joomla.org] and other resources.
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* Contact: Chris Davenport (mailto:chris.davenport@joomla.org)
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===Joomla Security Strike Team===
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This team is for experienced Joomla users and developers who want to help test and fix reported security issues. If you are interested in helping, please contact [mailto:mark.dexter@community.joomla.org Mark Dexter]. Thanks!
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===Translations Working Group===
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For further information see [[Translations Working Group|Translations Working Group]].
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* Contact: Jean-Marie Simonet
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===User Experience Working Group===
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The [[User Experience Working Group|User Experience Working Group]] is a standing team focused on the Joomla User Experience. This includes the Joomla administrator user interface, sample templates, sample data and any other related aspects. The team will have a dedicated site up shortly to facilitate collaboration.
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* Contact: Ron Severdia (mailto:ron.severdia@joomla.org)
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For further information see [http://ux.joomla.org/ The Joomla User Experience Portal].
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===Proposing a new working group===
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If you would like to propose a new working group to be added to this list, please follow this procedure:-
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* choose a title for the working group.
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* write a brief overview of the job that the working group will do.
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* list the success criteria for the working group.
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* list the initial coordinator (or coordinators if more than one), with contact email address(es).
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* send your proposal to Chris Davenport [mailto:chris.davenport@joomla.org] who will ensure that your proposal is considered by the PLT.
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Revision as of 19:25, 25 November 2012

Production Working Groups and Joomla! Development

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. The Production Working Groups idea is a scheme to encourage groups of people to come together to work on specific areas that we think require particular attention and work. Each of these teams will be led by one or more community members who will foster collaboration within the group and communicate on a regular basis with the Production Leadership Team (PLT).

If you are interested in helping out with the work of any of the teams listed, then simply contact the relevant coordinator.

Community members are free to propose new working groups by following the procedure outlined on this page. The PLT will review the proposal and probably ask further questions. If approved, the new working group will be listed here and you are all set to go. Each group can choose to use whatever resources and communications channels that make sense for them and this page may include links to further information, ongoing communications or other items of relevance to the team.

Working groups will exist until the job they were set up to do has been completed. Which means that some teams, like the Bug Squad, will be permanent, while others will form and disband in the space of a single release cycle.

These working groups must follow our expected values of openness, inclusion and collaboration. They must follow the mission, vision and values of the Joomla project and additionally we would need the working group coordinators to sign the Joomla Contributor Agreement (JCA). Ordinary working group members would not be required to sign, although they are welcome to do so of course. Regular communication between the working group coordinators and the PLT is expected and it would be great if the teams could blog periodically so that the wider community can be kept in touch with progress.



Working Groups

The following is a list of all current production working groups in alphabetical order under their specific type, Permanent Working Groups or Teams and the Current Working Groups.



Permanent Working Groups (Teams)

Bug Squad

For further information see the Bug Squad page and Bug Squad Portal.

Documentation Working Group

The Documentation Working Group is a standing team of people dedicated to improving Joomla's documentation. This includes both user and developer documentation. Our primary focus is this wiki, but we are also responsible for maintaining api.joomla.org and other resources.

Framework Working Group

This team is responsible for maintaining the Joomla Framework. For further information see Joomla Framework on GitHub

Joomla Security Strike Team

This team is for experienced Joomla users and developers who want to help test and fix reported security issues. If you are interested in helping, please contact David Hurley or Don Gilbert. Thanks!

Translations Working Group

For further information see Translations Working Group.

User Experience Working Group

The User Experience Working Group is a standing team focused on the Joomla User Experience. This includes the Joomla administrator user interface, sample templates, sample data and any other related aspects. For further information see The Joomla User Experience Portal.

Unit Tests Working Group

The Unit Tests for CMS Working Group is a standing team focused on improving the unit test coverage of Joomla's codebase. Although primarily focused on the CMS, efforts are encouraged to assist with the Framework as well.

Current Working Groups

Development Strategy / Release Cycle Working Group

For further information see...

Distributions Working Group

For further information see https://github.com/joomla-cms/start-here

Multi-site Working Group

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Inactive Working Group

This group is currently inactive. If you are interested in working on this issue, contact David Hurley.

For further information see Multi-site Working Group

Search Working Group

Now that Finder has been integrated into Joomla 2.5 in the form of Smart Search, the time has come to look forward to Joomla 3.x and how we want search to work in that series.

For further information see Search Working Group

Web Services Working Group

For further information see Web Services Working Group

System Tests Working Group

  • Coordinator: Puneet Kala and Mark Dexter
  • PLT Contact: Javier Gómez

For further information see System Tests Working Group

Translation Tools Working Group

The Translation Tools Working Group is starting point of a new working team that wants to give answer to a specific goal stablished by the Joomla Production Leadership Team in 2013 (see http://developer.joomla.org/news/74-production-goals-for-2013.html):

Goal #5: Improve processes in Translating the Joomla Software and support the enhancement of the Joomla CMS multilingual system.

Specifically to one of its targets

5.2: Halve the dedicated time needed by a Translation Team member to provide a language package for Joomla. In agreement with the Translation Team, dedicate resources on improving processes and tools to automate the creation of translation packages and uploading them to the Joomla Languages Server.

Additional Information

Proposing a new working group

If you would like to propose a new working group to be added to this list, please follow this procedure:-

  • choose a title for the working group.
  • write a brief overview of the job that the working group will do.
  • list the success criteria for the working group.
  • list the initial coordinator (or coordinators if more than one), with contact email address(es).
  • send your proposal to Chris Davenport who will ensure that your proposal is considered by the PLT.

See also