Summary of 6 18 dev chat IRC log…

Summary of 6/18 dev chat (IRC log):

  • i18ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill.: First run for installation is in, including .org APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.; @nacin has posted next steps. Related: #28571
  • CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.: Appearance component renamed to Customize in TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress.. Office hours scheduled for Fridays at 19:00 UTC (listed in the sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. here). Particularly active contributors include @westonruter, @celloexpressions, and @ocean90.
  • Editor Experience: Focus on the scrolling piece first and work to get that in this week. Discovered that the Gmail inline reply experience very closely matches the desired effect.
  • PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Install Experience: @melchoyce posted a quick wireframe and a prompt for UI/UX thoughts, particularly on workflow. Also called for screenshots of web store experiences to look at comparable art and make more informed decisions about info/metrics displayed, such as ratings, download counts, descriptions, etc. @stephdau and @tellyworth are working on initial patches to align the install screen with the theme browser. Tickets: #27440, #22599, #19784.
  • Schema Changes: @nacin is planning on going over indexes with @pento, @batmoo, and @bazza
  • TaxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. #22023: we need to evaluate how terms are inserted and whether a race is possible (@nacin).

Thanks to @designsimply for her help with notes and summaries this release!

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