Media Meeting Recap – March 1

Overview

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 https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. 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 TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..

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

Transcript: Read on Slack

GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/

  • 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 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). progress on the playlist blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.. 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
    • 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. 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 releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality..

The following ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. 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 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., but not exposing that data unless a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party 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 UIUI User interface 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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