Twenty Fifteen Chat Summary October 21

Notes for our first weekly chat about Twenty Fifteen:

We started off our office hours for today precisely right on the minute — one hour early. Apologies to anyone who missed the chat time. Maybe we were too eager to chat about Twenty Fifteen.

Twenty Fifteen is in great shape right now but we still need bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. finders and patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. testers/contributors to help us makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). this the best default theme yet. Right now, our biggest priorities are mobile, accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility), and the big ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.: double scrollbars.

Our big ticket right now, the blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release., is #29979 — the double scrollbar. The more eyes we have on this ticket the better. The goal is a fixed 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., only when the height is just right for it. When the height isn’t right, it should scroll with the content.

It would be great to have some help with #29980.

The accessibility team has done a great review of Twenty Fifteen. (Thanks!) Our top priority right now is to make sure we have those tickets prioritized and in tracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress.. @davidakennedy is going to lead the charge with getting those tickets in.

@davidakennedy and @karmatosed will be continually looping the a11yAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) and theme review teams into Twenty Fifteen testing and development.

We also chatted about Sass and determined that the discussion around shipping Sass with a default theme will be best to have ahead of, and for, Twenty Sixteen. Let’s decide to do it, if we do it, then. It doesn’t seem like it would have helped with any of the tickets so far, and even including it for development at this time is one more feature to keep track of at this point. There’s no ticket for it yet, but including it will be a wontfixwontfix A resolution on the bug tracker (and generally common in software development) that indicates the ticket will not be addressed further. This may be used for acceptable edge cases (for bugs), or enhancements that have been rejected for core inclusion..

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