Public Dev Meeting 7th Jan

It's been a few weeks since the last meeting due to the holidays. During the holiday period, we've still been working to lock down and finalise 0.4, but work has been much slower than usual. This, as well as the refactoring work done in 0.4 surfacing quite a few bugs, has lead to a significant delay.

The good news is that 0.4 is now completely locked down to 'serious bug fixes only'. A pre-release has been published for testing purposes, and another pre-release likely will be published tomorrow. If everything continues to go well with the testing process, 0.4 is set to ship on Monday 13th January.

During the meeting we discussed some of what caused the delay with 0.4, and how we plan to prevent this from happening in the future. We now have a planned 'official focus' for each milestone from 0.5 - 0.9 which work will center around. PRs which aren't part of the official focus are still very much welcomed, but shouldn't expect to be merged until the official focus has been achieved.

The GitHub milestones page and the roadmap have been updated to reflect these goals, and will see further updates over the coming week. Next week's meeting will be the official kick-off of 0.5.

Full details:

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

Help wanted!

This week we need as many eyes on the pre-releases as we can get! Please help us out by downloading the latest pre-release from GitHub, and trying it out. We've published some tips on what to test, and we also have detailed guidelines on raising bugs. Thank you!

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 weeks meeting: Tuesday 14th January, 5:30pm London time.

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