A month ago I posted an update post for WP Notify, in order to start planning for the next phase of this project.
This post includes a short review of the feedback from that post, as well as the outcomes/next steps.
- Generally the feedback on the post and the requirements document was good. It was also pleasing that more new contributors were made aware of the project, and left their comments on the document.
- It was generally agreed that a GitHub 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/ repository makes the most sense as a central location for all work to be done.
- There was no general consensus around the weekly meetings.
The GitHub repository has been created. We need to decide if we’re going to start building using existing code, or completely from scratch.
We also need to start designing the user interfaces. There are already designs from @hedgefield on the original trac ticket, but those designs may need a refresh based on our current requirements document.
And finally, I’ll be resurrecting the weekly meetings in the #feature-notifications channel in Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. These meetings will however switch to an office hours format, without an informal agenda. These office hours will take place on Mondays at 14:00 UTC. Due to time constraints on my side, the first open office hours will be on Monday, August 17, 2020, 14:00 UTC.
I invite all interested parties to join me in our first office hours on the 17th of August 2020, as we start implementing the project we’ve all been planning for the past year.