The festive season has meant we haven't had a proper meeting for a couple of weeks. There was a very brief one last week, but this week we were back in full swing with the first meeting of the new year.
As you would expect, the majority of people take a break from code over the holiday period, meaning work on Ghost has slowed. However there has been a steady stream of small fixes and updates, particularly with regard to keeping the Ember client up-to-date with changes to Ember.
The two major projects that are wrapping up prior to the next release are tag management and the importer improvements, and both of these have made steady progress towards being ready. The current plan is simply that a release will happen when both are ready to ship.
Slightly longer term, the focus for the start of 2015 is still on delivering user-facing features, as set out in the road to 0.6 post. We're hoping to ship the new editor with spellcheck, navigation and custom permalinks over the next few releases.
However, with the dawning of a new year, we're starting to think even longer term about what to focus on this year, and the general idea at present is to focus on building the features and tools that allow for extending and customising Ghost: that is adding OAuth to the API so that external apps can hook in, and also getting a first version of apps out there in the wild. Alongside making apps a reality comes support projects like ensuring we have adequate documentation and, of course, rebuilding the marketplace into something useful for both themes and apps.
Plans for how to get to a minimum shippable version of Apps will be created discussed in future meetings whilst the existing projects are wrapping up.
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 13th January, 5:30pm London time.