Media Meeting Recap – March 23

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 23, 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:
@joemcgill @blobfolio @desrosj @mikeschroder @karmatosed @antpb @adamsilverstein

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
  • @karmatosed outlined a way of thinking for determining priority on Gutenberg GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Issues. The order or importance should be Weekly version > feature complete > merge proposal. The criteria for Feature Complete can be found at this issue: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/4894  
  • Add mediaelement component@antpb has updated the repo to include updates to the code styling feedback provided. Testing is still needed and help is needed on getting mediaElement to enqueue on the front end. Steps to creating a clone of the repo can be found at this comment.
  • 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:

  • #42017 – Parse the creation date out of uploaded audio files
    @desrosj has reclassified this ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. as enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature..
  • #33979 – Add filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. for 'postgalleryitem'
    @desrosj is looking into adding attributes to the tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) in addition to just making a class filter. We will need to investigate if this helps Gutenberg in any way. 
  • #43046has_image_size() returns false for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. image sizes
    
    @desrosj is researching this one.
  • #9257 – EXIF GPS data
    Due to GDPR compliance, decided that this should live in 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 territory for now. Lots of great work going on in the ticket, and would be a solid plugin! 

Next Meeting

The next #core-media meeting is set for Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1800 UTC. As both the EU and US have now moved to DST, you'll note the time has been shifted one hour earlier. Hope to see you there!

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