Public Dev Meeting 12th August

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After 5 months of hard work, resulting in 616 commits, we have successfully shipped Ghost 0.5 to a very excited and happy user base. When I say we in this context, I am referring to the 60+ wonderful people who contributed to Ghost since 0.4.2:

Jason Williams, Sebastian Gierlinger, Matt Enlow, Fabian Becker, Paul Adam Davis, David Arvelo, Jacob Gable, Maurice Williams, Harry Wolff, Andy Boutte, David Balderston, Robert Jackson, Felix Rieseberg, John O'Nolan, Gabor Javorszky, Steve Layton, Manuel Mitasch, Peter Szel, Lucas Holmquist, Ian Mitchell, Kevin Ansfield, Connor Tumbleson, Alan Richards, jomahoney, lennerd, Jason Sturges, Taras Mankovski, Martijn Swaagman, Marco Otte-Witte, Josh Kalderimis, Aia Patag, surgesoft, Andrew Schwartzmeyer, Brian White, David Blurton, Dmitry Mazuro, Erik Bryn, Glen E. Ivey, Hendrik Schaeidt, Jake Wright, Jarrett Cruger, Jarrod Mosen, Jesse Tane, Joel Fischer, Jordan Sexton, Justin Yek, Lev Gimelfarb, Luke Shiels, Nicola Mustone, Paul Connolley, Renyu Liu, Szél Péter, Tim Griesser, Waleed Ali, William Dibbern, Zach Schneider, cobbspur, fabfou, joeldrapper and sessa.

Each one of you is amazing, thank you! I cannot say this enough :)

What's next?

With a release as large and all-encompassing as 0.5, it was inevitable that we would need to do a maintenance release soon after. 0.5.1 will be released likely on 25th Aug, and contain a just a small set of bug fixes and minor tweaks to the functionality in 0.5.

In the meantime we're going to get to work on new features and functionality to ship in 0.5.2 sometime around 8th Sep. We'll continue working as we always do, with all the latest and greatest stuff going into the master branch. Any bug fixes which should go out in 0.5.1 will be cherry-picked by me out onto the next branch, from which the maintenance release will be cut.

With the new faster release process, we'll be working from the 0.5.x backlog, with a focus on the features outlined in the new public roadmap. The aim being to get at least 2 (but likely more) new features ready to ship as 0.5.2 in September alongside the general bug fixing and improvement work.

Earmarked for delivery in 0.5.2 are: a refresh of Ghost-Ui, about Ghost page, code injection, sitemaps and possibly more!

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 19th August, 5:30pm London time.