Public Dev Meeting 17th March

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Last week we were talking about merging in two major PRs: the Ember CLI PR, and the No more CodeMirror PR. Both of these are now merged in master, and represent an enormous amount of change and improvement in the Ghost code base. With this we also get spellcheck and mobile uploads.

This means that master is considered less stable than usual at present - there is a lot of testing to be done and no doubt some bug fixing. If you're updating your local repository you'll likely need to remove your node_modules, and bower_components directories entirely, and do a fresh npm install && grunt init to get your codebase back in sync.

The next release is a couple of weeks away, so there is plenty of time to iron out issues, as well as deliver even more features. We're hoping to have the new {{#get}} helper ready, and we're also looking for someone to work on the newly spec'd password protected blogs feature.

We've been keeping an eye on the new wishlist, and it's very interesting to see which features are tearing off into the distance in terms of most votes. In the next week or so, the GitHub repo will be getting a bit more attention than it has for a while, I hope to get more open PRs merged, issues triaged, and introduce a bit of organisation for the now much needed permissions + API + OAuth project, so that we can make the API public and make some serious progress towards Apps 0.1 :)

Full details:

The full logs of the meeting in our IRC logs, which are looked after by the lovely folks at botbot.me.

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 24th March, 5:30pm London time.