Following on from the huge success of the Joomla! 1.5 bug squashing days, please join us for the first world-wide Joomla! 1.5 documentation days starting on 19th January 2008.  We will have tasks for everyone; coders and non-coders alike.  Our primary aim is to dramatically increase the volume of documentation available for Joomla! 1.5.

So far we have locations in Vancouver, Canada and Brussels, Belgium and we hope to confirm other locations soon.  For the latest information on locations and other arrangements, please visit theJoomla! Doc Camp wiki page.  Please note that space at these locations is limited, so don't register unless you are certain you can come.

If you can't join us in person, come join us on IRC (#joomladocs @ freenode.).  For even more fun, why not organise your own local Doc Camp by finding a space with room for you and some others to work, and getting some food in.  Keep an eye on the wiki and join in on IRC so you know what is happening elsewhere.

In the spirit of open source we will be writing collaboratively using a wiki, but there will also be opportunities to upload standalone documents in other formats.  Learning from the success of the ongoing Google Highly Open Participation Contest we will try to present small, easily-managed tasks that can be completed in a single day.

In advance of the event itself, why not help us define the task list?  Register on the wiki and make your suggestions there or add your ideas to this forum thread.

North America

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 9AM to 6PM PST (GMT-8) Saturday 19th January 2008

(thanks to "The Network Hub" for the location and free wi-fi)

Europe

Brussels, Belgium 10AM to 7PM CET (GMT+1) Monday 21st January 2008

(thanks to the Belgium Local Police for sponsoring the venue)

Joomla! 1.5 RC4 - KaribuJust a week and a half ago people from all over the globe gathered in various locations to do a little Bug Squashing... today the fruits of their labour can be revealed as we announce the release of Joomla! 1.5 RC4. This release is code named Karibu which is Swahili for nearby, close, close by, at hand... all terms that we feel reflect the nature of this release.

Karibu marks an important milestone in 1.5's development, as barring any major issues we believe it will be the last release candidate, with the next release being the big one... Joomla! 1.5 stable. When that happens will in part be influenced by the Joomla! community...

More so than any previous, this release really has been one of unprecedented community involvement with people from all the various Working Groups as well as others banding together to help increase momentum as we head for a stable release. There is an enormous amount of energy building up around the 1.5 release and it is inspirational being a part of the process.

ImageJoin us for the first world wide Joomla! 1.5 bug squashing days on 8th, 9th and 10th of December, in Washington, DC, New York, NY, Mountain View, CA, San Francisco, CA, Vancouver Canada and Brussels Belgium . On the menu are Joomla! 1.5 bugs, sweet Coffee, lemonade, Pizza and of course a lot of fun!

 

The challange is to squeeze the exiting priority 1 & 2 bugs and to test as much as we can. If we end up with an empty tracker this would be the perfect result for those events.

The development working group has a dream ... an empty bug tracker and many people intensivly testing 1.5."

 

Please note that space is limited, so don't register unless you are certain you can come. We will create several groups based on your skills. People with development knowledge in Joomla! 1.5 can help squeezing bugs, people with experience in Joomla! can test and make sure there are no bugs missing.

 

If you can't join us in person, come join us on IRC (#joomlapbf @ freenode.). For more fun, you can even organize a local bug squashing by finding a space with room for you and some others to work, and getting some food. Just join in the IRC so you know what is happening elsewhere.


All the bugs fixed at these events will go straight into the trunk of 1.5 ready to be released with the upcoming RC4.

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