Focus Code Sprint Rosenheim Recap

Categories: Development, Community, TYPO3 CMS Created by Susanne Moog
Eight developers met at in2code’s home base to fix bugs and add new features related to routing and site handling in TYPO3. Photo: Susanne Moog (CC BY-SA)
The development of TYPO3 CMS is mainly done by volunteers in their free time. This often means that coordinating and focussing on bigger topics can be a challenge as everyone has different work preferences, times and availability.

To mitigate some of this—and frankly because we enjoy it—we are using focus code sprints to allow working on a specific topic in a smaller group sitting in one place. One such code sprint has just taken place in Rosenheim—from November 7th to November 11th—focusing on Link Handling, Site Handling and Routing.

What Does a Code Sprint Look Like?

Eight developers met at in2code’s home base to fix bugs and add new features related to routing and site handling in TYPO3. We started each day by having breakfast at eight and started coding at nine at the latest—in the evenings we usually left between 11pm and 1am to make the most out of the time we had together. On Wednesday evening, we were invited to a barbecue to get our heads out of the code for a few hours.

In addition to the concrete issues that were worked on, we also had the opportunity to talk to the people at in2code and swap notes on client requirements, marketing and UX for TYPO3.

Focus to Achieve Success

During the code sprint, 60 patches were merged to the TYPO3 core, both by the sprint participants as well as the remote core contributors. Out of the 60, 9 were completely new features and 23 were bug fixes. Additionally, over a hundred forge issues were updated.

Some of the features built during the week were useful for PHP developers or provide the base for future improvements (for example the PHP settings API). Others are directly visible, like the file mounts comparison view. See below for a complete list of implemented new features during the sprint.

Congratulations and Thanks

A special congratulations goes out to Andreas Nedbal and Bastien Lutz who both had their first patch merged into the TYPO3 Core.

Thanks to everyone at in2code for having us, providing coffee and internet and repairing the (mysteriously broken) coffee machine, to every remote reviewer for the support and a special thank you to Stefan Busemann for the BBQ and cake.

Features Built

All improvements will be available in the next TYPO3 releases. Bugfixes will be in the maintenance release of TYPO3 v11 and all features will be available in TYPO3 12.1. 


128 Issues have been updated (commented, resolved, patches created, etc). 60 Patches in total have been merged:

  • 9 Features
  • 26 Tasks
  • 23 Bugfixes
  • 2 Docs


Additional contributors for this article
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  • Content Publisher : Mathias Bolt Lesniak