Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 1800 UTC

(Slack archive).

Meeting Notes

@crixu and @jadonn spearheaded the conversations this week!

Attendees: @xkon @lichttraeumer @brettface @duchesscorp @fahimmurshed @crixu @jadonn @amykamala


WordPress 5.4:
Bug Scrub schedule WordPress 5.4
WordPress 5.4 tracs and more info
Community Industry Awards!
HostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Team Happenings—
E2E testing
-Open Floor–


Development on WordPress 5.4 has begun, with an ambitious development cycle planned!

In the 1800 meeting @amykamala mentioned that many businesses and developers are being sued for non-compliance with 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). ( standards in California and other parts of the USA.

  • There are 288 tracs (tickets) in the works for WordPress 5.4.
  • @matt, @francina, and @davidbaumwald are the co-leads for this major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality..

Community Industry Awards

Congratulations to @chanthaboune and @andreamiddleton for being nominated for CMX Awards! Well deserved! Thank you both for all that you do for the WordPress community!

Folks are welcome to vote for them here.

 E2E testing

@xkon re-introduced the idea of phpunit-tests supporting multiple submissions or reports from hosts. He shared this batch script to automate the setup of the phpunit-test-runner on his 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.. This can be used on various infrastructures and triggered with a 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. job.

This is a great starting point for improving end to end testing.

Hosting Handbook

@mikeschroder has updated the /hosting team page heading

@mikeschroder also created this team-projects page to help new contributors get involved. 

Documentation, of course, is always being updated and improved. If anyone has anything to add or suggest please don’t hesitate to share.

Open Floor

An inquiry was made as to how results shown on the test results page are prioritized. @crixu pointed out that the page displays ten reports per revision sorted by the company name A-Z.

@xcon suggested that the page display a full list of results.

Feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments!

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!


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