It’s been a few weeks since we’ve posted an update, @mikeschinkel has been working hard on some new commits to give us some shortcuts for option arrays and things have stabilized there finally. We’re now focused on documenting field type development so we can get some contributors in there fleshing out the remaining field types.
We are also moving our “Office Hours” time and place, to Mondays @ 1800 UTC , but instead of IRC Internet Relay Chat, a network where users can have conversations online. IRC channels are used widely by open source projects, and by WordPress. The primary WordPress channels are #wordpress and #wordpress-dev, on irc.freenode.net. where people can’t sync up and collaborate, we’re moving it to our public Gitter room. Some other WP projects are using it and we’ve found it incredibly helpful to keep up with GitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ activity along with chat that can happen at all times of the day and it sticks around for you to read anytime you want to.
Our Gitter chat can be found here: https://gitter.im/wordpress-metadata/metadata-ui-api
Anyone can see the chat messages, and if you want to participate it’s just a GitHub login away. They have iOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. / Mac apps too, so that’s helpful to some people as well.
If you’re interested in contributing, or if you want to check out what we’ve got and need some insight, just ping The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” us — anytime — in Gitter 🙂