Hosting Meeting Notes: January 30, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @jadonn @brechtryckaert @fahimmurshed @j-falk @dws122 @brettface @miker @aaroncampbell @mikeschroder @joostdevalk @javiercasares

Video-based Meeting

The first video meeting is scheduled for February 5th, 2019 at 21:00 UTC.

@brettface is organizing this and @francina later posted this Zoom link for the meeting.

Meeting Introduction

@jadonn posted the formal proposal for the introduction text. Presuming no open conversation threads by then, this will go into affect next meeting.

End-to-End (E2E) Testing

Last week, @j-falk raised the question if there was any interest in the group to work on porting the 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/ End-to-End testing to the hosting distributed tests.

@gziolo reached out in Slack and provided some background.

@mikeschroder has been working with @aaroncampbell on getting GoDaddy set up with the current tests, but when that’s done, it’ll provide a good starting point for experimenting with the E2E ones.

PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. WSOD Revert

We talked about the decision to revert the White Screen of Death protection from WordPress 5.1, and that the PHP widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user./warnings were still planned to ship. @mikeschroder expressed that he’d prefer WSOD protection go in before the requirements in WordPress for PHP change, and brought it up for discussion in the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. dev chat.

There were two hosting related tickets that were created after previous chats, one to add the ability to show the PHP upgrade notice for higher versions of PHP than recommended and another to provide a way for hosts to directly link users to upgrade PHP. The prior has been assigned to the 5.1.1 milestone, while the latter hasn’t been milestoned yet. @mikeschroder mentioned he was working on a patch for #46065, but feel free to help out on either if you’re interested in the features!

Feedback

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Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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