WP Notify Meeting Recap – August 26, 2019

The following is a summary of the kick off  WP Notify meetings that occurred on Monday, August 26, 2019. Weekly WP Notify are held every Monday at 14:00 UTC and 22:00 UTC respectively. A full transcript can be found here in the #feature-notifications channel in the Make WordPress Slack.

Attendees: @jon_bossenger, @juhise, @Hareesh, @nik, @richard_korthuis, @netpassprodsr, @jpry, @felipeelia, @sergey, @patpgogy, @timothybjacobs @hrmervin, @mnelson4, @justinahinon, @sergey, @garrett-eclipse, @xendin.unknown, @mikeschinkel


We kicked of both meetings with a review of the current project status, with a focus on the original tracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. and the proposal post.

Next steps

  • Our proposed next step is to review the current data and start collecting all of the requirements.
  • This should also include any design requirements, and a data model that needs to be able to handle all of the use cases
  • Our ultimate first goal for the next few weeks or so would be a requirements document, including designs, and the data model

Requirements gathering tools

An important part of this process would be to agree on the tools we will use to gather and document the project requirements. Some form of collaborative documentation tool that doesn’t limit anyone based on operating system or location seems like the best choice. Options discussed include:

  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft offers a onedrive.live complement to Google Docs
  • A GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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//GitLab repo, with PR’s working as ways to accept items for the document
  • @netpassprodsr was curious as to whether 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/.’s document store be a practical option?
  • @hrmervin pointed out the using GitHub/GitLab might be limiting to non developer folks

There was also a lively discussion around the actual technical implementation, however it was agreed that it is too early to be discussing this.

Comments/suggestions are encouraged and welcome.

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