Public Dev Meeting 2nd December

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Today we announced the exciting news that Ghost has acquired Roon.io. You can read all about it in the official announcement post. We have already open sourced the Roon design as the Roon theme for Ghost, and more of the Roon codebase will see its way into Ghost in the near future :)

In the short term, we'll be adding ==highlight== syntax to Ghost (which outputs <mark>highlight</mark>) as one of the steps towards ensuring a smooth migration process for Roon users.

This week we received a number of bug reports around the editor failing to save posts. We take these bug reports very seriously, and a number of fixes have been made to resolve the problems users were having. As a result, we'll be releasing Ghost 0.5.6 this week with those fixes plus much more.

There have already been more than 60 commits since 0.5.5, with significant progress made towards the 0.6 features. Although we'll endeavour to get as much merged prior to this week's release a possible, with the current rate we're moving at we expect there to be enough further progress for another release before Christmas.

One feature which is currently in testing, is the updates to the editor which removes CodeMirror and enables browser spellcheck and mobile uploads. This week that PR was pushed up to a live demo in order to make it easy for testing on as many devices as possible. Please, please, please, if you have a moment, visit the demo and try out the new editor on your favourite device!

Full details:

The full logs of the meeting are available in our IRC logs, which are now 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 9th December, 5:30pm London time.