4.4 Dev Chat, October 7: Suggest items for today’s agenda

Here are my agenda items for today’s Dev Chat in the #core channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

Time/Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 16:00 UTC-4:

  • Feature PluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. Merge Window CLOSES
    • REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/.
    • Ryan McCue up to bat
  • Already Committed!
    • Responsive Images
    • oEmbed
  • Twenty Sixteen
  • Components
    • 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.
    • Multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site
    • Shortcodes
    • Post By Email
  • Gardening
    • 7 weeks, 1186 commits Since 4.3
    • 207 in the past 7 days Timeline
    • We’ve closed 573 tickets on the milestone since 4.4 started
    • Always fun to look at Ticket Graph
    • Can we get below 3000 tickets (getting closer…)?
      • We have moved some .org tickets to MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.
      • We need to close 63 non-.org, non-4.4, non-4.3.2 tickets AND every new ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. that is submitted
  • 2 weeks til BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process.

Please suggest any other agenda items for today’s chat. The band’s taking requests.

#4-4, #agenda