Pizza Bugs and Fun March 3, 2012

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We are announcing a Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun event scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2012. The event is global for virtual participants with local venues where ever they are organized. We squashed a lot of bugs last month, but as more people use a new release, we always find more. We'll also have documentation ready to be worked on.

See the section General Instructions below for instructions.

This wiki will be used as the central resource for coordinating efforts and accumulating results from this event.

The twitter hash tag is #jpbf12.


  • Bugs : We will be working through the CMS Issue Tracker where there are bug reports needing patches and/or testing.
  • Documentation : We still have documentation that needs to be done. If you want to help out writing documentation, you're also more than welcome.

Organization, logistics and communications


We have set up a Skype chat for all attendees of the PBF. Skype is invitation only and you are all invited. This is the same chat we used for the PBF in December. To get an invitation, email your Skype name to Andy Tarr ( To make sure you can get in, get your invitation and log in before the day of the PBF. This Skype chat will be in English, but other languages can set up their own chat groups as well.

General Instructions

These instructions may change as we get closer to the event.

If you want to code bug fixes

  • Look for issues with a status of Confirmed
  • Before you start coding, find the issue in the CMS Issues Google doc and put your name on the issue so people know someone is working on it. You can sign things out to a group if a group is working on any issue. Remember that everyone is seeing the same document, so please don't hide rows.
  • Use the CMS Issue Tracker as usual, which means you download the patch from the tracker and apply it to a current SVN copy of Joomla.
  • When you have a patch, add it to the tracker and change the status to Pending if you are able to.
  • Go back into the Google doc and change the status there to Pending as well and remove your name and add a comment with your name that you added a patch. If the tracker still needs to be changed to pending, you can mention it there.

Helpful documentation:

If you want to test and you have or can set up SVN and XAMPP/MAMP

  • Look for issues with a status of Pending. We want at least 2 testers and more on complex issues, so you can test what others have tested already.
  • Use the CMS Issue Tracker as usual, which means you download the patch from the tracker and apply it to a current SVN copy of Joomla.
  • Most of the issues should have test instructions with them.
  • Once you have tested, add comments to the tracker on your results. Start your comment with @test so you will get counted in the stats as a tester.

Helpful Documentation:

If you want to work on Documentation

  • To edit this Documentation Wiki, you will need a user account. If you don't already have one, you may register on Special:UserLogin. While a brand new user account won't give you all the permissions you'd get with a confirmed and "elevated" account, you will be able to edit most pages.
  • Get your user account a few days before and make sure that you are able to sign in since the automatic authorization system can lock some people out.
  • If you'd like something to be edited, but you're not sure what to write exactly, use talk pages to add comments to pages.
  • During the PBF, several experienced Wiki editors will be available in the Skype chat to help you.

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  • Please refer to the Docs Wiki Roadmap for a complete overview of tasks.
  • If you are new to MediaWiki then you should consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.
  • There are some conventions for making sure the Wiki remains organized.

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Help Screens


We are offering pizza and soda for pre-registered groups. We aren’t setting a specific maximum, but please don’t go crazy with it. Get enough so there’s plenty for everyone, but not a week’s worth of pizza and soda leftovers for everyone. Contact Andrea Tarr ( before the event to register and get details.


If you want to get people together and have a venue to share, please add it below. Share as much as possible details like exact location, url for more information about the venue, ways to register, date and time the venue is available etc.

If you set up a location please send contact information to Andy Tarr ( Feel free to contact her with any questions.


North America

Joomla User Group New England
Marlboro College Graduate School
28 Vernon Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Contact: Andrea Tarr
Portland Joomla! User Group
Location: TBD
Contact: Ben Sandberg

South America



Middle East


Skype Chat

We have set up a Skype chat for all attendees of the PBF. Skype is invitation only. This is the same Skype chat we used in December. To get an invitation, email your Skype name to Andy Tarr ( To make sure you can get in, get your invitation and log in before the day of the PBF.

If you don't already have Skype, you can download it for free from Skype.


For write access to this wiki

To get write access to this wiki you will need to register here first. Please be aware that the registration process requires a valid email address. This is the same login for updating Joomla documentation.

At a physical location

If you wish to be present at one of the physical locations listed above then you must register in advance because space most likely is limited. Registrations are the responsibility of the individual location organizers and you should click on the appropriate link above for more information.

Taking bugs, tasks and pizza

Please check the Organization, logistics and communications section for detail on how to get involved in working on tasks.


  • All code must be made available under the General Public Licence version 2.
  • All documentation contributions must be made available under the Joomla! Electronic Documentation License. Further information on the JEDL is available in the JEDL Frequently Asked Questions
  • No advertising or self-promotion will be allowed. This includes back links to your website or anyone else's. The one exception is that if you have made a contribution then feel free to add your name and an optional link to your website to the Contributors List
  • All contributions must be in English. Note that the official language of the Joomla! project is British English.


Q: Where is the SVN for Joomla?


Q: Which one is 2.5?

A: It is the main trunk

Q: Any known issues with JForge and Chrome on Windows?

A: It have been seen that browsing the JForge tracker, Chrome may ask for a missing plugin (windows media player). No workaround for this is yet known.


Thanks to everyone who participanted in the Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun on March 3, 2012. Lots of people worldwide tested, coded/fixed and documented new features and issues in Joomla! 2.5, helping to improve the release. Some of the countries represented were the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Israel, the United States, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, South Africa, and India. It was great to see so many people come out to help. These are the statistics from the Joomla CMS Issue Tracker and Joomla CMS Feature Tracker for the period. Thanks must also go out to the people not on these charts including those who did documentation, those who tested but didn't have a login to the trackers and those giving support.

  • Andrea Tarr (Event organizer)
  • Mark Dexter
  • Elin Waring
  • Jean-Marie Simonet
  • Brian Teeman
  • Ofer Cohen
  • Saurabh Shah
  • Jean-Claude Richard
  • Adrien Baborier
  • Nicolas Claverie
  • Marc Studer
  • Eric Lamy
  • Benjamin Darmon
  • Laurent Claude
  • Jean-Paul Fabre
  • MIG Manickam
  • Mihaly Sarki
  • Yann Gomiero
  • Annick Aeschimann
  • Pierre Sempé
  • Serge Billon
  • Simon Grange
  • Stéphane Benoît
  • Franck Arroyo
  • Olivier Lafenêtre
  • Elisabeth Moore
  • Heidi Stancliff
  • Dianne Henning
  • Abby Kingman
  • Ajay Lulia
  • Michael Babker
  • Kendall Cabe
  • Dennis Kmetz
  • Linda Lafianza