TYPO3 6.0 Release Management

Categories: Development, Community Created by Susanne Moog, Helmut Hummel, Christian Kuhn
Introducing the Release Management Team for the upcoming TYPO3 version 6.0
We're pleased to announce the release manager for the next version TYPO3 6.0 which is planned to be released this fall.  You probably already have heard that Helmut Hummel will take over this task. Helmut currently is the leader of the TYPO3 Security Team and an active member of the TYPO3 Core Development Team. Since the expectations for a new major version 6.0 are high and the time until the release is limited, doing the release management for this version will be a challenging task. This is why he is supported by Christian Kuhn and Susanne Moog. All three will join forces in helping to coordinate the community efforts to make the new TYPO3 version 6.0 shiny and outstanding. Here is a short introduction of the people in that team:
I have been around the TYPO3 project for quite a while now. In the beginning I started with asking questions and giving answers on mailing lists. Later I helped out tracking down bugs and in the end I started contributing code to fix those little gremlins. My main focus back then was to further improve a great product which I started to love and loved even more, the more I learned about it. While doing so, I found out that not only the product itself is great, but in particular the people that are dedicated to maintain and improve it. Learning from the people in the community and sharing my own knowledge with them became an important part of my life.  I now have the honour of being the release manager of the next TYPO3 version. In order to stay focused on this task, I suggest four objectives which I would love to see fulfilled for this release.
  1. Enhance User Experience
  2. Improve and ensure Code Quality
  3. Increase overall Security
  4. Encourage and strengthen Collaboration
The first three objectives I see as important building blocks to make TYPO3 more useful, more stable and more fun to use; Just right according to our mission: "Jointly Innovate Excellent Free Software Enabling People to Communicate" The fourth one I see as an important working mode to reach these goals. Alongside our vision "Inspiring People to Share" we would like to encourage everyone to contribute to this release. Besides involving the community I'd like to strengthen the collaboration between the core development team and other teams like the design team, documentation team, extbase team, Flow team; just to mention a few. If you have ideas, concepts, already working code or just want to help out: Don't hesitate to contact us. We already have a lot of ideas of how to make your contribution easy, fun and valued. You can contact me via Skype (helhum) or email (<link>helmut.hummel@typo3.org).
My name is Susi and I'm a TYPO3 addict. I am working with TYPO3 since 2005 and in the Core Team since 2010. I love TYPO3 and Open Source in general not only for its possibilities to be part of something bigger but also because of the meanings behind it. In the release team I want to take care of communication to the outside and coordinating things. I want to be the “enabling people to communicate” part, as in the past it has become clear that communication is vital. I will of course also review change requests and hopefully also contribute some code ;) Code-wise I plan to mainly work on a new extension manager based on extbase. You can contact me via skype (susanne.moog) or email (<link>susanne.moog@typo3.org).
I’m Christian “lolli” Kuhn and I’m a TYPO3 geek. After working with TYPO3 for years I became visible in the community when the core patch list opened in 2007. I have been working with the core team since then and have been invited as an official member in 2009. Most of my core work was more under the hood. I often tackled those issues no one else took care of. For 6.0 I want to concentrate on further cleaning up the existing codebase and migrating more core extensions to extbase. Therefore I’m now also member of the extbase team and will try to fill the communication gap between extbase and the core team and code. A lot of stuff is currently happening in this area and help is appreciated. You can contact me for help or if you have questions via skype (christiank.enet) or email (<link>christian.kuhn@typo3.org).