- WordPress for iOS update
- WordPress for Android update
- Google Summer of Code 2014
- Moving the dev chat time
- Anything else
WordPress for iOS
Last week was spent on QA for the 4.0 release and last minute bug fixes. While native stats are the tentpole feature it’s currently hard for external contributors to test this feature without the release OAuth2 secret. There is an enhancement in the works to properly support developer-created WordPress.com OAuth2 secrets. Submission of release 4.0 to Apple is currently scheduled on Mar 13.
WordPress for Android
Last week was spend on development of features for the 2.7 release. The big features for this release are:
- A rewrite of the post/pages lists to remove antiquated code and also add infinite scrolling.
- Removing the refresh icons in favor of a new pull-to-refresh feature.
- A reimagining of notifications is in the works to show as much content as possible in the native UI’s rather than exiting to a mobile web browser.
- Self-signed SSL certificates are now properly handled within the app.
Google Summer of Code 2014
Students can now submit applications for SoC. Potential applicants should also check out the Summer of Code page on WordPress.org.
Moving the dev chat time
Daylight savings time began on Mar 9 and offset the dev chat by one hour. We put it to a vote and moved the time back one hour to 16:00 UTC.
There was a question asked regarding how developers sync up to work on issues outside of the weekly dev chat — the development team is currently very Automattic heavy so we have an ongoing backchat that we use for discussion. “External” contributors mostly use either #WordPress-mobile on Freenode or comment directly on GitHub issues to discuss development.
Next dev chat
The next dev chat will be held at 16:00 UTC on Mar 17th, 2014 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.