Media meeting recap – October 5, 2017


This post is a summary of the latest weekly Media component meeting, which took place in the #core-media SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel, on Thursday, October 5, 2017, 18:00 UTC. The purpose of these meetings are to move priority tasks forward, provide feedback on issues of interest, and review media focused tickets on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..

@joemcgill, @karmatosed, @blobfolio, @mikeschroder.

Transcript: Read on Slack

4.9 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. 1 review

First of all, I want to thank everyone who helped work on tickets the past few weeks. We were able to ship all of the enhancements that were still on the milestone before the deadline 🙌🏻.

Here are the relevant tickets with commits from this week:

  • #33981 – Default Captions Should Use max-width
  • #21819 – Reduce duplicated custom headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. crops int he 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.
  • #35218 – Parse the creation date out of uploaded videos
  • #41629 – Default to “custom URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL” in the image widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user.
  • #40894 – Use Webpack instead of Browserify for build process

Please continue testing these and provide feedback as you notice anything.

Priority tickets for the coming week (beta 2)

There are two MEJS issues, both which are close to commit:

  • #41787 – Media: JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. error when removing a video/audio sourced
  • #42071 – MediaElement upgrade causing JS errors when certain languages are in use

Other high priority tickets for this week:

  • #21819 – Use an image size for custom headers instead of duplicating an attachment – @joemcgill to continue iterating here, feedback and testing welcome.
  • #37750 – Cropping custom logo should preserve attachment properties – This is closely related to #21819.
  • #41973HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. Error when uploading images on PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 7.1.9 (needs confirmation) – @mikeschroder tested and left a comment. Seems like a configuration issue but we’ll continue tracking throughout beta to see if we can help resolve on our end.
  • #40175 – Upload Validation / MIME Handling – @blobfolio refreshed the 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., which needs further testing and review.

Tickets with no owner in the 4.9 milestone:

  • #40921 – Inconsistent Handling of mp4 by Audio Widget – @toddhalfpenny since volunteered to continue working on it, just needs review.
  • #41844 – Media: audio players overflow playlist containers – @celloexpressions and @melchoyce have been working on this one.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2017, 18:00 UTC and will be lead by @karmatosed.

#core-media, #media