Media Meeting Recap – April 5


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,  April 5, 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..

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Transcript: Read on Slack

Media Meeting Time Changes

To better accommodate all the usual attendees, the team has decided to move the meeting time to one hour later, at 2000 UTC. If this is a problem for anyone who would like to attend, please comment on the post or in #core-media!

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.

This meeting was primarily focused around Gutenberg Media Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. using this filter as the reference. 

  • The best way to follow along with media related Gutenberg items is the media label in GitHub.
  • Repository milestones
  • 5240  mediaelement component needed for audio and video blocks –  discussion took place around the desired experience for a v1 of the audio/video features. It was decided best to continue on the path to getting the audio 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. and mediaElement component finished out on this one. @joemcgill agreed to help test. 
  • 5209 Fix Image Alignment@joemcgill mentioned some backwards compatibility concerns and expressed them in this comment on the issue
  • 4914  Enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature.: Inspector interface for setting pixel dimensions of image – This sparked a conversation around a need for contributors to share any media flow discrepancies. In the case of the discussion our concerns were around things like the edit image modal looking different from coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.’s implementation.
  • 4612   Media Library doesn’t update after dragging image onto Image block@antpb and @joemcgill to do testing on this one to verify the media-upload button is working.
  • 4491  Gallery block: editing a gallery uses “Insert gallery” button –  @antpb to investigate. This is another example of workflows needing to be tested to identify these problems.
  • 3945 Right-align small images pinned to top-left of boxblock – This is likely a CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. issue. @antpb mentioned it may also be the block adopting the formatting bar’s width causing the weirdness. 

Next Meeting

The next #core-media meeting is set for Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1900 UTC. See you there!