Media Meeting Recap – March 1


This post is a summary of the latest weekly Media component meeting, which took place in the #core-media Slack channel, on Thursday,  March 1, 2018 at 1900 UTC. The purpose of these meetings are to move priority tasks forward, provide feedback on issues of interest, and review media focused tickets on Trac.

@mikeschroder @antpb @desrosj @karmatosed @blobfolio @chetan200891 @jdub233

Transcript: Read on Slack


  • The best way to follow along with media related Gutenberg items is the media label in GitHub.
  • Repository milestones
  • Add mediaelement component – This issue was created by @antpb in an attempt to separate the mediaelement component required to make progress on the playlist block. Included in these changes is an update to the Audio block to utilize the component. Currently the component renders on the editor view and is enqueuing via client-assets.php but the script is not enqueuing on the front end. Needs investigation.
  • Add block playlist: Currently blocked by the inclusion of the mediaelement component.

4.9.5 Tickets

The next part of the meeting was spent on tickets in the 4.9.5 milestone

Tickets needing testing:

  • #42724 – Options media page hides breaks on desktop
    • Patch still applies clean, testing needed.

Tickets up for discussion:

#43255 WP_Image_Editor::make_image leaves an output buffer open on failure

This has been committed for 5.0, but @mikeschroder mentioned some worry around changing output buffers for a minor release.

The following ticket needs a combination of code review and approval:

#43226 – Crop setting in thumbnails never set when uploading PDF

@mikeschroder is going to test #43226

5.0 Tickets

The next part of the meeting was spent on tickets in the 5.0 milestone

#9257: EXIF GPS data

#9257 is a ticket to process EXIF GPS and store it in meta, but not exposing that data unless a plugin or theme uses it for something. In WordPress' current state, the original file is not stripped of any geolocation data and anyone could potentially find that information. This sparked the question of whether the user should be informed that location data is present in an uploaded image file. #43454 was created in response to this.

#43454 – Add UI elements to make the user aware of image geo data

Some concern was expressed about the potential for a user to unknowingly exposing location data in #9257 activating a plugin or theme that utilizes it. Some ideas that were passed around to better inform the user about images containing GPS data:

  • Showing a warning when an image is uploaded that contains GPS data.
  • Showing a general notice
  • Showing a globe icon in the corner of the image thumbnail in the media library.
  • Showing the coordinates in the attachment info pane when editing an attachment (maybe with information about the data).
  • A general warning at the top of the upload screen.

Further discussion and initial patches can be found in the ticket.

Next Meeting

The next #core-media meeting is set for Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1900 UTC. Hope to see you there!

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