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  • Eric 3:33 pm on February 26, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Contributor days handbook page 

    Back in January @isaackeyet and I chatted with @siobhan about what sort of things someone would need to know to get started at a mobile contributor day. Siobhan’s posted her write up to the handbook and everyone should go check it out. :)

     
  • Eric 3:16 pm on February 21, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Hey guys. We need to update https://wordpress.org/mobile/ now that the nokia, webOS, and winphone blogs are hidden and the apps unlisted

     
  • Eric 4:45 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Github repos for WindowsPhone and Legacy BlackBerry 

    This morning I finished setting up Github repositories for the WordPress for Windows Phone (trac), and WordPress for Legacy BlackBerry (trac) apps.

    The svn history and authorship are preserved, however, if I missed linking up an author to their Github account let me know. For both Github repos I’ve set the default branch to develop and the associated website to this blog.

    Both svn repos included directories for graphics and other binaries which I have not tried to import. I think its probably fine to just leave them in their respective svn repos, but if we want to move them let’s talk about the best way, adding them to a new branch seems weird.

     
    • Eric 4:48 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Also, I didn’t worry about moving trac tickets to Github issues. We might spend some time doing this in the future or we could just reevaluate where the apps are at and “reboot” issues when active development resumes.

      • avcascade 8:28 am on March 7, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Great work, Eric. I did notice that on the WordPress for Legacy BlackBerry repo, it says

        “WordPress for BlackBerry OS 9 and earlier”

        There is no BlackBerry OS 9. The last version of the BlackBerry OS was 7.1.x. Elements of BB10 are inspired by the legacy BlackBerry platform, but BB10 is based on QNX.

    • Andrew Nacin 4:54 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Can you use @git.wordpress.org for the email address for your authors file? Eventually we’re going to want the canonical repo of these to be at *.git.wordpress.org and this would avoid hash breakage.

      • Eric 5:35 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Can you use @git.wordpress.org for the email address for your authors file

        Not sure I understand what you mean here. Are you asking that each author listed in the authors file have [svn username]@git.wordpress.org as the email address?

        • Andrew Nacin 6:52 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yes.

          • Eric 8:23 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Would you mind elaborating a bit more as to why this is necessary to avoid hash breakage. Why would you not just clone the github repos? It sounds like you’re talking about re-importing the svn repos which would miss any contributions made to github in the meantime.

    • Anirudh 5:48 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is great work. Have been waiting for this.

    • stanyy 6:56 am on May 10, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Please kindly make ‘featured image’ and ‘edit post slug’ options for WordPress for lagacy BlackBerry. Thank you.
      9900/7.1.0.342 (B1149)

    • jeedo 11:31 pm on July 25, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      My english language so bad :)
      anyway . Thanks -eric- great work.

  • Eric 8:56 pm on February 3, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Weekly dev chat summary for Feb 03, 2014 

    Chat log.

    Agenda

    • iOS Status
    • Android Status
    • Team Rep
    • This Week

    iOS Status

    Last week we released 3.9 debuting the app’s new tabbed interface, including lots of optimization and bug fixes.
    Since its release we’ve become aware of a handful of bugs including one regarding a post’s publish date, and one where the app forgets the last viewed tab when reopening.
    We’re currently focused on getting 3.9.1 released to address these urgent issues and expect to submit to Apple later this week.

    Android Status

    We released 2.6 last Thursday. There are a handful of bugs (about 10 exceptions) we’re working on for a 2.6.1 release later this week.

    Team Rep

    Last week we acknowledged we were due to re-up our team reps and we called for volunteers. @irbrad and @astralbodies have both expressed interest and will be taking the reigns as reps for the mobile team going forward. Congrats guys!

    This Week

    iOS: Complete fixes for 3.9.1 and submit to Apple. Begin work on 3.9.2.
    Android: Complete fixes for 2.6.1 and release to the Play store.

    Next Dev Chat

    The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Feb 10 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

     
  • Eric 10:43 pm on January 27, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Team Reps 

    Hey Mobile Team! Guess what. We’re overdue to elect new team reps.

    For those of you who aren’t familiar with the role of a team rep, it largely focuses on communication, being a point of contact for other WordPress teams, and keeping other teams up to date with what what we’re up to. You can read all about it or just ask if you have questions. :)

    For this round of elections, let’s do a PollDaddy poll like we did the first time round. If you’d like to throw your hat in the ring, just leave a comment here saying so. This Friday we’ll vote via PollDaddy poll and choose the reps for the next three months.

    Chime in if you have any questions or comments. :)

     
  • Eric 7:46 pm on January 2, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Looking back at 2013 

    At the start of a new year, its nice to take a look back over the previous year and reflect on where we’ve been. Twenty thirteen saw a lot of changes and improvements in the WordPress apps. Let’s look at some of them.

    WordPress for iOS

    WPiOS saw five major updates and several minor releases in 2013.

    We welcomed contributions from Pivotal Labs, and we’re looking forward their great work on Themes and Media features being available in the app early 2014.

    We ended the year with the release of 3.8.6, our final release supporting iOS 6, and we’re all anxiously awaiting the planned late January release of 3.9 bringing a newly revamped tabbed UI and lots of other improvements.

    WordPress for Android

    WPAndroid saw three major updates over the year.

    There were many minor updates but two of note were

    Pivotal Labs also chipped in on the Android app with the Themes, Stats, and Media features.

    We’re ready to kick off 2014 with the release of version 2.6 later this month. 2.6 will bring a native reader and many other improvements.

    WordPress for Windows Phone

    WPWinPhone was not forgotten in 2013. It saw four major updates adding support for:

    Github

    Last year we saw the iOS and Android projects migrate away from subversion for source control, and embrace git. Github is now the official home of the WordPress for iOS and WordPress for Android projects.

    GSoC Projects

    This year we mentored two students, Daniele Maio (@b0unc3) and Sayak Sarkar (@sayaksarkar) for Google Summer of Code. They worked hard over the summer on a native app project for BlackBerry OS10, and another for Firefox OS.

    Mobile Handbook

    We’re very happy to have a Mobile Handbook to help developers get started working with our open source apps. Many thanks to @rachel_mccollin for her time editing and proofing the articles.

    Lots of contributors

    This year we saw a lot of people from the wider WordPress and mobile community get involved by helping us test beta versions of the apps, file issues on Github, and best of all, submitted patches for bugs and new features!

    Get involved!

    Twenty fourteen is going to be a great year. We have lots of great things planned for the mobile apps and we’d love for you to be a part of the experience. Its easy to get involved! Come chat with us in the #wordpress-mobile channel on freenode.net, clone a copy of the source code and send us a pull request, or just leave a comment on our blog.

     
  • Eric 5:43 pm on December 30, 2013 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Dev Chat Summary for Dec 30, 2013 

    Chat log

    Agenda

    • Forum Migration
    • iOS status
    • Android status
    • Automattic Meeup Headsup
    • This week

    Forum Mirgration

    • @Sams dropped by and mentioned that the planned forum migration languished a bit due to the holidays, but its back on his radar and progress is planned for next week. Stay tuned.

    iOS Status

    • Version 3.8.6 was released today. Yay! This is our last release supporting iOS 6.0.
    • Work on 3.9 is wrapping up. We’re looking to have a release candidate later this week, probably by Thursday.

    Android Status

    • Wrapping up a few lingering issues in the 2.6 milestone and preparing for beta round 2. We’ll likely release the beta later this week.

    Automattic Meeup Headsup

    The contributors from Automattic will be having a team meetup mid January. This impacts the release schedule for the iOS and Android apps. In the event that the WPiOS 3.9 and/or WPAndroid 2.6 are ready before the meetup, the team will hold them until the meetup is over. This will allow the team to be focused on the apps in the event there are unexpected surprises after they’re released.

    This week

    • iOS: Readying a 3.9 release candidate.
    • Android: Readying the second beta of 2.6.

    Next Dev Chat

    The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Jan 6 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

     
  • Eric 10:40 pm on December 20, 2013 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    WPAndroid and WPiOS Status: Holiday Edition 

    In our last dev chat, we decided to make an adjustment for the holidays to forego the Dec 22nd chat and instead post a progress update for the week.

    WPiOS

    We’ve been very busy wrapping up issues with the 3.9 release. We still have some work in front of us before its ready, but we expect to start testing our first release candidate Dec 30th.

    WPAndroid

    We’d planned our second public beta on Wednesday. The team decided to push this date back a couple of days to focus on fixing some issues identified in the first beta. We’re releasing the second WPAndroid 2.6 beta today.

    Platform leads @mrroundhill and @sendhil, please add any comments you have.

    Happy Holidays!

     
  • Eric 5:28 pm on December 16, 2013 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Dev Chat Summary for Dec 16, 2013 

    Chat log

    Agenda

    • iOS status
    • Android status
    • This week
    • Dev chat next week

    iOS Status

    • Version 3.8.5 was released Tuesday, Dec. 10th. Reception is good. We’ve noticed some confusion around the need to use application passwords for 2-factor authentication that we’ll work to clarify.
    • Version 3.9 is almost ready for testing. We should wrap up the few remaining items today.
    • 3.9 was originally target for January 2nd but we’re going to push this back a few days to allow for more testing, and also, holidays.

    Android Status

    • Last week 2.6 went into its first round of beta and we have some good feedback.
    • Wrapping up a few lingering issues in the 2.6 milestone and preparing for beta round 2.

    This week

    • iOS: Wrapping up 3.9 development and starting testing.
    • Android: Release the second beta of 2.6. Probably Wednesday.

    Dev chat next week

    • Lots of folks are going to out for the holidays next week and we expect development to be very quiet. Instead of holding a dev chat on the 23rd we’ll just update the make blog with our progress for the week. Most likely we’ll post this Friday.

    Next Dev Chat

    The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Dec 30 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

     
  • Eric 6:16 pm on November 25, 2013 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Dev Chat Summary for Nov 25, 2013 

    Chat Log

    Agenda

    • iOS Status
    • Android Status
    • Handbook
    • This week

    iOS Status

    • Version 3.8.5 is currently in QA. We identified some issues with RC1. We’ll fix these and release RC2 asap.
    • Version 3.9 is currently in development. This version will support iOS 7 only and include a UI refresh to a tabbed interface. Farewell iOS6 and farewell panels. You served us well.

    Android Status

    • Version 2.5.1 was released last week fixing a few bugs but most importantly fixing some issues around the new stats feature.
    • Version 2.6 will go into beta most likely next week after we add a few finishing touches. This version includes a redesigned NUX and a native reader.

    Handbook

    • Rachel has signed off on our last handbook updates. The handbook is complete. Congrats everyone.

    This week

    • iOS: Continue dev with 3.9, and move on with 3.8.5 RC 2.
    • Android: Wrap up 2.6.

    Next Chat

    The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Dec 2 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

     
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