Media Meeting Recap – March 29

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 29, 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 @audrasjb @desrosj @mikeschroder @karmatosed @antpb

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 expressed a need for media maintainers to ensure that what is being proposed for MVPMinimum Viable Product "A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development." - WikiPedia/Feature complete is accurate. Issues related to this can be found using the media label or by following this link: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/labels/Media
  • Add mediaelement component@antpb has updated the repo to include some bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes. Testing is still needed to determine the issue with loading mediaElement 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.
  • @desrosj asked "Are there “groups” in 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/? Thinking something similar to @ committers in Slack that would notify a group of people?" Investigation is needed into subscribing to labels in Github. If anyone has any ideas, please comment below. RSS was mentioned as a possibility but confirmation would be much appreciated.

4.9.5 Tickets

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

  • #42919 – Unable to upload files with the AAC extension
    @desrosj mentioned "the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. was specifically just for allowing a user to upload a file with .aac extension. The mime type was already allowed (when a different file extension was used), but when the file extension was explicitly .aac it would get blocked." The commit in the ticket adds support to display the .aac in an embed. @blobfolio and @desrosj did some upload testing and found that in Firefox, there were issues. @mikeschroder suggested that we should revert the extra functionality and explore embedding in a different ticket. @joemcgill concurred that he'd like to see further exploration of rendering in a cross-platform manner.

Open Floor

  • #43642 – Gallery titles and labels erasing
    @antpb mentioned this maybe being 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. @desrosj mentioned a risk in the way that galleries save back to the attachment post. This may have some Gutenberg compatibility issues as well. We are going to mark this one with reporter feedback needed because there's a possibility that they want to create a gallery without any titles or they are wanting to replace the titles/labels. Seeing video/screenshots of their current workflow would be helpful.  

Next Meeting

The next #core-media meeting is set for Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1800 UTC. See you there!

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