WP Notify Meeting Recap – September 30, 2019 & Weekly Agenda

This post summarises the weekly WP Notify chat meeting from September 30th 2019.

For the sake of efficiency, it also includes the weekly meeting agenda for the meeting to be held later today (October 7th, 2019)

Weekly WP Notify meetings are held every Monday at 14:00 UTC and 22:00 UTC respectively.

Feedback on requirements gathering

Document link

Last week, we built a basic requirements table of content for the requirements. @dinhtungdu started filling it with the data collected from the 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 proposal document.

We still need to add more content from the conversations took place on the Trac ticket and the Proposal.

What we archived last week is a skeleton which is ready to add more content to. This does however make it easier for new contributors to get up to speed on the focus of the project

@karmatosed raised a concern that on reading the doc, it seems to be going to technical requirements first and asked whether explorations in user flows/experience been thought about yet.

@hrmervin has offered to start to piece something together for the flow of information.

@ediamin inquired about whether there any plan to include any background processor into WP coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., to facilitate WP Notify using WP Cron to dispatch the notifications. They also pointed out that WooCommerce uses this and it’s very efficient.

@daniloercoli asked that we take the mobile apps in the consideration. Right now the apps “talk” with the backend via XML-RPC. There is a plan to upgrade the communication layer to the REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/., but it’s still not there due to the “missing” authentication part.

Agenda for next meeting

  • Proposal to continue merging recap and agenda into one post
  • Update on requirements gathering
  • Discussion on overlap of TRT Admin Notices package
  • Open floor

Comments/suggestions are encouraged and welcome. If you want to add any agenda topics, please also comment on this post.

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