Public Dev Meeting 4th November

The last two weeks have seen us steadily progress through the main issues in the current backlog, tackle bug fixes and test improvements and also hack away at bits of some bigger features like tag management and custom permalinks. There are still a few high priority bugs in the Current backlog that I'd really like to see go in before cutting a release, but otherwise I'm aiming to do a release in the next week or so.

I am hoping to drop a major feature in, like sitemaps if possible, but there are a number of quite important bug fixes that warrant a release of their own if nothing lands in time.

The majority of the meeting today was spent discussing the state of our development processes. We've made quite a few changes to remove the long term planning (which just caused disappointment), get more agile, and ship more features more often. It's been an interesting and largely successful process, so I wanted to pause to reflect on the changes see how we might improve them further.

Specifically I'm interested in how to make it clearer what the development priorities are (and why) and also to encourage more new contributors to get involved with developing Ghost. Questions like this always require a bit of reflection, so to get a bit more of a conversation going, I've raised a GitHub issue. Please drop by and let us know what your experiences of our process have been like :)

Full details:

The full logs of the meeting are available from Slimer, our IRC bot (who is also on GitHub by the way!).

What is this?

We hold a public development meeting pretty much every Tuesday at 5:30pm London time in the #ghost channel on freenode. In this meeting we discuss progress, important issues, and what is and isn't on the Roadmap. It's a chance for everyone to get involved and have their say about where Ghost goes next.

Hope to see you at next week's meeting: Tuesday 11th November, 5:30pm London time.

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