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Philip and Fred

Brought to you by Philip Bauer and Fred van Dijk.

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We record our podcast with video and audio. You can find links to our episodes on Youtube, but we also provide an audio version on Apple Podcasts and host the audio files on ACast

Episode #14 - March 10th 2023

Installing and developing Plone with Docker

Youtube: - (1h31m)

(Audio only version on ACast)

Fred is still sneezing and coughing occasionally during the recording, but after some delay to get over most of his cold, here is a fresh TPN!

Topics discussed in this podcast:

  • The Alpine City Sprint 2023 held in Innsbruck in February 6th to 10th
  • Plone 6.0.2 release
  • News about the Mastering Plone Training
  • Upcoming events: World Plone Day, submit a talk if you haven't so!
  • And the date of the Beethoven Sprint is now public: 15th to 19th of May.
  • We discuss some results / aera's worked on in Innsbruck like the Plone Addon Gallery, The Plone Architecture definition, and there is a new and promising implemtnation for Plone Distributions.
  • Our feature of this week deals with Container/Docker based Development and Deployment, which was also a fiercely worked on topic at the Sprint:
    • Fred is a member of the AI-Team and last year we started with improving the development and delployment system of our own website, mainly the websites. During the Innsbruck sprint we worked out ideas to improve not only the deployment but also the scaffolding of new projects based on ideas from Erico Andrei (who is also an AI-team member).
  • We decided to 'eat our own dog food' and apply our setup first on the project. website. No, that site is not live yet, or fully developped, but it has been deployed.
  • Fred talks Philip through the new style setup as Philip is not that much into containerised setups yet at all. Neither was Fred a few months ago, but you live and learn ;-)

Enjoy the show! Unfortunately because of the rather long screencast and showing the ploneconf website ci/cd setup the audio version will be a bit difficult to listen to in audio only format.

The setup that Fred presents is really a first MVP of a lot of ideas that have been worked out, but we could really need more feedback on the configuration as is. We also didnt't get much further than the development part: in one of the next TPN's Fred will show more about the deployment part.


Episode #13 - February 4th 2023 - (1h5m)

(Audio only versions on ACast)

Back from a not only relaxing holiday season and a too busy January, we recorded the next TPN episode just in time for the first on location sprint in 2023.

We discuss:

  • The Plone 6 release
  • Plone 6.0.1 and 5.2.11 minor patches
  • Plone 4.3 out of support
  • The 2023 priorities of the Plone Foundation board
  • The Upgrade of the Steering Circle to version 2.0
  • The upcoming Alpine City Sprint 2023 : Let Plone shine like a diamond


(Fred) Stupid me, always fact check what you say if you pretend to be a journalist. Ahem

In the unlikely case somebody checks the podcast, I think I say at the end the first meeting place for the Alpine City sprint participants on sunday evening is at Café Central on sunday the 5th of february. That might still be so for people arriving LATE, but for the early arrivals, there's place reserved at Stiftskeller from 5pm according to the Alpine City Sprint Planning Document. Sorry!)