Hosting Meeting Notes: February 20, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 0900 UTC and on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 1800 UTC. (Slack archive).

Attendees: @mikeschroder @mazeheld @brechtryckaert @rawrly @fahimmurshed @Mile @Ugyen @earnjam


@mikeschroder reminds us that @jadonn and @brechtryckaert will be helping out with the meetings during his move. He also indicates that extra people to help out with the meeting notes are welcome.

Testing Results

@earnjam reports he has opened several issues on the PHPPHP PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. PHP code is usually processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter. On a web server, the result of the interpreted and executed PHP code would form the whole or part of an HTTP response. Unit TestUnit test Unit testing is a software testing method by which individual units of source code—sets of one or more computer program modules together with associated control data, usage procedures, and operating procedures—are tested to determine whether they are fit for use. Runner repository as well as on a PR.

@mikeschroder also reminds us about the porting initiative for these E2E-tests:
If you work at a host and aren’t already aware, this team has a tool that allows hosts to set up PHPUnit tests to get run against their environment, so that it’s clear when either WordPress trunk has broken some things at hosts, or hosting environments aren’t compatible with trunk:

@mikeschroder also pinged @danielbachhuber to facilitate @earnjam‘s contributions to the project.

WordPress 5.1 RC2

@mikeschroder reminds us that WordPress 5.1 RC2 ( was released yesterday. @mazeheld reports that he’s seen some issues regarding double installs of the Hello Dolly 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party.. This issue occurs in the following situation:

  1. Get a clean install of WP 4.8
  2. Skipped all minor updates and updated through to 5.0
  3. Then “hello dolly” displayed twice, and got a fatal error

@earnjam suspects that the extra Hello Dolly was installed via the plugin repository, since the paths in the resulting fatal error differ. @mikeschroder asked @Maze Held to create a ticket for this issue, to make sure it’s tracked.


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Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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