The following is a summary of the weekly media component meeting that occurred on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Weekly media meetings are held every Thursday at 14:00 UTC. A full transcript can be found here in the #core-media room in the Make WordPress Slack.
Attendees: @joemcgill, @mikeschroder, @antpb, @flixos90, @karmatosed
Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Due to the holidays, we are postponing weekly meetings until Thursday, January 9.
Additionally, we are planning to adjust the meeting time in the new year to allow for better attendance from people working on priority tickets during the 5.4 cycle. @joemcgill will be reaching out to component maintainers to gather preferred times and will post an updated schedule before January 9.
WordPress 5.4 Media Focuses
As planning for WordPress version 5.4 is beginning, @francina has reached out to component maintainers to see if there are any major plans for this release. Here are the items currently being discussed:
- #44427: Introduce lazy-loading API An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. for media and other elements – @flixos90 is leading this effort and will be looking for feedback.
- @azaozz plans on working on more meaningful error messages when uploads fail (possibly in cooperation with Site Health).
- @azaozz also plans to look into deprecating some of the “notoriously misused” image related functions, like
- Several other regular contributors are still working out how much time they’ll have to contribute in the new year and what their focuses will be.
If anyone has any additional media-related focuses they plan to work on during the 5.4 cycle, please leave a comment below so we can gather and prioritize work in the new year.
Hope to see you all in 2020 🎊