Hosting Meeting Notes: May 27, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Monday May 27, 2019 at 1400 UTC (Slack archive).

Here is the agenda for the meeting.

Attendees: @mikeschroder @mazeheld @amykamala @Pandjarov @asa

Housekeeping – Meeting Time Check-In

Please share feedback and ideas on the new meeting times here:

WordPress 5.2

DreamHost noted a conflict with cronCron Is a time-based job scheduler in Unix. Users that set up and maintain software environments use cron to schedule jobs to run periodically at fixed times, dates, or intervals. events and memcachedMemcached Memcached is a general-purpose distributed memory-caching system. It is often used to speed up dynamic database-driven websites by caching data and objects in RAM to reduce the number of times an external data source must be read. Memcached is free and open-source software. (possibly other objectObject In computer science, an object can be a variable, a data structure, a function, or a method, and as such, is a value in memory referenced by an identifier. cachesCache A cache is a component that stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster; the data stored in a cache might be the result of an earlier computation or a copy of data stored elsewhere.) where cron jobs get stuck in cacheCache A cache is a component that stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster; the data stored in a cache might be the result of an earlier computation or a copy of data stored elsewhere. and do not execute with WordPress 5.1 and up. Folks present didn’t know of an existing tracTrac Trac is an open-source, web-based project management and bug tracking system. Trac integrates with major version control systems including ("out of the box") Subversion and Git. ticket.

Open Discussion

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 or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. Security Checks

@Pandjarov proposed the idea of doing a thorough review of the existing plugin repo to identify security holes and other security concerns, on an ongoing basis. Potentially establishing checks to scan for potential security risks in code as commits are made. The idea of a security check/scanner integrated into WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. was also brought up. More discussion pending.

Feedback

If you missed this week’s meeting and have questions or feedback, leave a comment on this post and share your thoughts! OR….Come join for the next meeting!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!