Dev Chat Summary: May 30th (4.9.7 week 2)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from May 30th (agenda, Slack archive).

4.9.7 planning

  • No pressing need for quick 4.9.7 release, so aiming for ~6-8 week release cycle for 4.9.7
  • Leads nominated so far: @sergeybiryukov able to help as deputy (e.g., committing, backporting); @danieltj, @desrosj, and @tristangemus open to help contribute during 4.9.7
  • Please comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @jeffpaul, or comment during the next dev chat for nominations (self or otherwise) for release leads on 4.9.7

Updates from focus leads and component maintainers

  • The PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 team posted a summary from their meeting last week covering the “Upgrade PHP” page and possible 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ blocks. Please join them this coming Monday, June 4th at 15:00 UTC in #core-php
  • The GDPR Compliance team met earlier today and of note will be changing the 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/. channel and post tags to CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Privacy this Friday, June 1st. Please join them next Wednesday, June 6th at 15:00 UTC in #core-privacy

Guidelines for fixing coding standard violations

  • Now that r42343 has landed, Core is accepting patches to fix coding standards (CS) violations. The meeting attendees agreed on the following guidelines:
    • Patches for any CS fixes are welcome, as long as they’re not so extensive that it would require refreshing an unreasonable amount of regular patches.
    • In order to avoid wasting time, patches for violations which cannot be automatically fixed by `phpcbf` should be given preference over ones that can be automatically fixed.
    • Regardless of many files are touched in a CS patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing., the corresponding commits should be limited to fixing a single file in each commit.
    • CS patches should be treated just like any other patch, and reviewed critically before being committed. That also applies to any changes made by `phpcbf`.
    • Commits for new features, bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes, and other “logic” changes should not include unrelated CS fixes. Coding standards fixes should be done in a separate commit. If a line is already being changed to fix a bug, etc, then it should have CS violations fixed at the same time. If fixing the violation for that line would introduce changes beyond that line, though, then the CS fixes should be done in a separate commit.
  • Does anyone strongly object to those, before they’re added to Handbook?

General announcements

  • @danieltj has begun a proposal draft for Dark Mode on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ and is open to help, so please review if you’re interested/available
  • @mikeschinkel looking for feedback on #12955
  • @jeremyfelt looking for another +1 from somebody who tests out the patch on #44240
  • @yguez looking for feedback on patch on #44094

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on June 6, 2018 at 20:00 UTC / June 6, 2018 at 20:00 UTC in the #core Slack channel. Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions. If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

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GDPR Compliance Chat Agenda – May 30

Note: GDPR Compliance will be renamed to CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Privacy on June 1. The 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/. channel and post tags will be adapted accordingly.

Agenda proposal:

  • Info: Name change
  • Stats: TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets stats
  • Info: Weekly bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. scrub
  • Roadmap v2, v3
  • Open discussion

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#privacy

Dev Chat Summary: May 23rd (4.9.7 week 1)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from May 23rd (agenda, Slack archive).

4.9.6 feedback

  • 4.9.6 was released on Thursday, May 17th thanks to the leadership from @desrosj and @allendav, heavy assists from @sergeybiryukov, @azaozz, and everyone over in #gdpr-compliance 🎉
  • Important developer and site owner topics included in 4.9.6 (New PHP Polyfills and Changes that Affect Theme Authors) all included within the 4.9.6 Update Guide
  • Auto updates were initially left off for 4.9.6 for about one day to evaluate incoming support requests and make sure there were no issues with the more than “normal” amount of code introduced
  • Initially some reports of users seeing a white screen on their sites, tracked to a small handful of plugins that were hooking into one of the new Privacy features using `init` instead of `admin_init`, and this was causing a very edgy edge case on some installs (see #44142)
  • Thus, auto updates have remained off for 4.9.6 to avoid more potential issues, documentation in the PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Handbook was updated with a notice describing that using `init` would potentially introduce problems on sites, and @ipstenu reached out to each plugin that was using this hook to inform them of the issue
  • Currently no plugins in the .org directory that implement the new privacy features incorrectly
  • As of devchat, auto updates have not been enabled and we need to plan when 4.9.7 should be released, and what it should contain
  • @matt reiterated that we’re going to put enhancements, new features, notices, and anything else we need into 4.9.x while we work on 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/
  • Discussion on enabling auto-updates lead to agreement to do so; note that @pento enabled auto-updates ~4 hours after devchat

4.9.7 planning

  • Potential focuses: GDPR fixes, TinyMCE update
  • Leads: @sergeybiryukov able to help as deputy (e.g., committing, backporting); @danieltj, @desrosj, and @tristangemus open to help contribute during 4.9.7
  • Please comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @jeffpaul, or comment during the next dev chat for nominations (self or otherwise) for release leads on 4.9.7

Updates from focus leads and component maintainers

  • The Gutenberg team continues to iterate and shipped v2.9 on Friday, May 18th; check the release post for more details
  • The PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 team posted a summary from their meeting last week and welcome everyone to join their next meeting on Monday at 15:00 UTC when they’ll discuss whether there’s updates on the “Upgrade PHP” design review and discuss “Requires PHP” enforcement details

General announcements

  • @clorith: When making changes to twenty-themes we should note somewhere that we made changes to them in a release. Not everyone was happy about a theme update in 4.9.6 as well that added output to their footers. (related #44202)
  • @danieltj has also begun a proposal draft for Dark Mode on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ and is open to help, so please review if you’re interested/available

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on May 30, 2018 at 20:00 UTC / May 30, 2018 at 20:00 UTC in the #core 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/. channel. Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions. If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

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GDPR Compliance Chat Agenda – May 23

Agenda proposal:

  • 4.9.6 vs 4.9.7 and 4.9.8
  • Roadmap v2
  • Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. prioritization 
  • Open discussion

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#gdpr-compliance, #agenda

Dev Chat Summary: May 16th (4.9.6 week 7)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from May 16th (agenda, Slack archive).

4.9.6 planning

  • 4.9.6 RC2 released May 15th and no issues reported (note: 4.9.6 released 🎉)
  • Please tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) any new bugs/enhancements with `gdpr` (see: existing Trac listing)

Updates from focus leads and component maintainers

  • 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/. team has an update on their progress on closing the gap in the Gutenberg merge proposal milestone as well as notes from their office hours last week. Join them Thursdays at 17:00 UTC if you’d like to chat through any questions you have, they especially want input from long-time contributors and leads on the register_meta changes (see #38323).
  • The JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. I18Ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill. team posted notes from their meeting last week and discussion around extracting strings from JavaScript and loading the actual translations in a way that makes sense. Join them on Tuesday, May 29th at 15:00 UTC to further discuss how to handle translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. loading.
  • @omarreiss posted about adding JavaScript build step and folder reorganization as the first part on preparing for WordPress’ JavaScript future. Please give that a review and provide feedback or help as you have time/interest.
  • @rianrietveld posted about Pair programming on the contributors day to join accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) experts and 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ developers and work to close the 11 remaining issues in the accessibility merge proposal milestone for Gutenberg. If you are a developer that knows your way around the Gutenberg code and are going to WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe in Belgrade, then please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @rianrietveld… thanks!

General announcements

  • @danieltj working on merge proposal for Dark Mode (see #41928), currently working on review for the WP Coding Standards and an a11yAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) review
  • @presskopp looking for UIUI User interface feedback on #35288, especially if “Search Engine Visibility” be reflected under Settings >> Privacy

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on May 23, 2018 at 20:00 UTC / May 23, 2018 at 20:00 UTC in the #core 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/. channel. Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions. If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

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GDPR Compliance Chat Agenda – April 18

Agenda proposal:

  • A note on Privacy by Design and Cookies
  • Tickets to go out with WP 4.9.6
  • Erasure and export tickets (43546, 43551, 43602, 43637)
  • Owners for tickets
  • Open discussion

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GDPR Compliance Chat Recap – April 11

(full text on slack)

First deployDeploy Launching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors. of ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #43481

  • Core ticket #43481 is about tabs and placeholders to privacy tools page in wp-adminadmin (and super admin) and a first version has been committed into dev. Goal is to have it inside the 4.9.6 release.
  • These screens will allow the site admin to get validation from the requester follow-up on requests. Requests could come in from different sources (email, phone request, contact page, etc) so a dedicated place is needed.

Announcements: Available texts and where to publish them

PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party dev guidelines

Privacy section in readme.txt

  • Besides the functions in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and the upcoming filters/hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. that plugin authors will be able to use, there might also be a need to have privacy related info in the readme.txt
  • The advantages of a section in the readme.txt would be:
    • availability in plain text in downloads
    • parsable, can be displayed in tab on plugin repo
    • translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization., since readme is in Core’s i18ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill. tools on translate.wordpress.org
    • Version controlversion control A version control system keeps track of the source code and revisions to the source code. WordPress uses Subversion (SVN) for version control, with Git mirrors for most repositories.
  • The eventual section in the readme.txt will however not substitute the need of having the privacy information also delivered using filters/hooks as the purpose and possibilities are different.
  • Another idea was to add a ‘Privacy URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org’ keyword where a URL could be provided to a privacy statement hosted on a website.

TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=!closed&keywords=~gdpr
GDPR agenda and recaps: https://make.wordpress.org/core/tag/gdpr-compliance/

#gdpr-compliance #summary

GDPR Compliance Chat Agenda – April 11

Agenda proposal:

  • Announcements: Available texts and where to publish them
  • PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party dev guidelines
  • Cookies
  • Trac tickets: Review of specific tickets
  • Open discussion

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GDPR Compliance Chat Recap – April 4

(full text on slack)

Documentation: what texts do we need?

  • A table of contents of the needed information is present on https://github.com/gdpr-compliance/info/blob/master/information-resources.md . @idea15 started on some of them.
  • Some shorter/other texts will be needed to add to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., but can then have links to the final privacy blogblog (versus network, site): WP default policy, text for new user registration and on user profile screen, technical text about the new functions for developer.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ , chapter in the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party handbook
  • After a chat with Mika, the guidelines for developers will be amended so that it's clear that plugins can assist in helping the site compliant but not that installing the plugin will make the site compliant.

Marketing: How to announce the project to the world?

  • @dejliglama reached out to the WhiP linking to make/core in their newsletter. There will be a longer piece later.
  • A paragraph was also create in the Month in WordPress of March
  • A proposal is to get a post out every 2 weeks with a major one on 25-May.
  • The roadmap can be used as a start, but might be slightly too technical for the broader public.

TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. Tickets: Review of specific tickets

  • #43492 was discussed. Data is stored for telemetry but also to make sure websites have the correct (security) updates.
  • A site adminadmin (and super admin) should not have to opt-in, because having a WordPress site without security updates is not acceptable. But a combination of some data (like website URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org, IP, etc) might be seen as personal data.
  • More clarification is needed. @pento and @pesieminski should be contacted.

AOB

  • Design should arrive in the next days so Allen and Mike can start with the patches for their tickets.
  • WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe workshop: @idea15 will be hosting a GDPR Workshop at WCEU. She is looking for Teaching Assistants that can help her in making it a success. Please comment below (or DM on 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/.) if you are in Belgrade in June and are willing to support!
  • WordCamp Europe contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.: @idea15 has been contacted to be ready for questions during Contributor Day (June 14 in Belgrade). Anybody willing to help @xkon, @azaozz and probably @postphotos on that day? Leave a comment or DM.

Actions

  • @idea15: Create a text for marketing (due 2018-04-08)
  • @azaozz: Follow up with Marketing for the above text
  • @casiepa: Add short texts needed in the table of contents

Trac tickets: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=!closed&keywords=~gdpr
GDPR agenda and recaps: https://make.wordpress.org/core/tag/gdpr-compliance/

#gdpr-compliance #summary

Ain't no party like a GDPR party
Cos a GDPR party don't stop until someone has a question about personal data.
(Heather Burns)

GDPR Opt-in Commenter Cookies

Moving towards GDPR compliance a new checkbox was added to the comments form in #43436. It asks the commenters for consent to set the comment cookies.

However in many themes the <label> element inside the comments form is styled as display: block; which moves the checkbox above it and might seem unusual.

xk20180404224043

This will be fixed in the default themes but please make sure to check if your theme would need to fix this too!

Check out the Open trac tickets if you want to get involved!

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