Hosting Meeting Notes: January 16, 2019

Here’s a summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @rawrly @desrosj @brettface @JavierCasares @j-falk @ronc9 @designsimply @aaroncampbell @francina @mikeschroder @brechtryckaert @andrewtaylor-1 @clorith

Communication and Decision-making Processes

We discussed @francina‘s post with proposals on team communication and decision-making. Listed here are the parts that were discussed during the meeting.

Adding a standard introduction to the group and the purpose of meeting at the beginning of each chat

There was positive feedback for this idea, so @mikeschroder will work on an introduction to the group — if you have any recommendations for this, please comment on this post, as help is appreciated.

Giving video chats a try

Last week, it was decided to go ahead and give regular video chats a try. This will be in addition, and not as a replacement, to the group’s regular text chats.

@brettface is going to give facilitating these a go, and said that he’d have a post on this blog with information about the video chats before next week.

@francina mentioned that as long as the timing doesn’t conflict with the community team’s deputy meetings, we can share that Zoom account.

Posting or cross-posting notes to updates P2

@mikeschroder noted that he has gone ahead and started crossposting them.

Should we make all team decisions here in the P2?

Folks in the chat were mixed on whether it was a good idea to move all team decisions to this P2. In general folks seemed to prefer moving some larger decisions here, while still making smaller decisions in Slack, or having discussions on the P2 to allow for wider input, then finalizing those decisions in Slack.

@mikeschroder noted that this would require more posts, and help was requested both for reviewing and writing if anyone was interested. @brechtryckaert and @j-falk offered to help out, and have been added to the P2 (Thank you!).

IIS Gutenberg Uploads Bug

There’s a bug that is affecting uploads in Gutenberg on IIS, causing them to error. If you are running into problems with this, or are interested in helping out with a fix, please comment or add a PR on this Gutenberg issue.

Open Floor

WordPress version in database?

@aaroncampbell asked the group if it’d be helpful to have the WordPress version in the database for querying/finding WordPress versions without having to read the filesystem. Most folks in the room noted that they’d been using WP-CLI for these purposes. If you’d find this useful, please comment on this post! If there are a few hosts it would help, a ticket can be opened.

Hosting plans for PHP widget/notice

@j-falk asked the group how they’d planned to approach customization of the PHP update notification widget that is coming in WordPress 5.1.

He noted that there’s an environment variable for changing the link for hosting information, but is interested in notifying users based on higher versions of PHP to get them upgraded earlier.

@mikeschroder said he’d had similar feedback and posted it as a comment on that P2 along with some additional notes. @flixos90 followed up with a reply to these concerns and ideas, inviting everyone in the room to the PHP group’s next meeting on January 21, 2019 at 1600 UTC.

Misc

@JavierCasares is looking for feedback on a wp-config.php generator he made.

Feedback

As noted above, @brechtryckaert and @j-falk are the newest folks helping out with this P2. If you’ve been attending meetings for a little while and are interested in helping review or write posts, please DM @mike or @jadonn on Slack.

Miss this meeting and interested in connecting on what was discussed? Let’s chat! Please leave a note here in the comments or in Slack!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, January 23, 2018, 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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