Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday February 5, 2020

This is the summary of both meetings in #hosting-community on Slack on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 1800 UTC

Here is the Slack archive for this week’s meetings.

The 0900 meeting was led by @mikeschroder and the 1800 meeting was led by @amykamala!

@crixu peer reviewed these notes before publishing, which is much appreciated!

Attendees: @crixu @xkon @passoniate @clorith @danfoster @gtaniguchi @IvanP @abramoca  @javiercasares @hristo-sg @mikeschroder @amykamala

WordPress Highlights

Global Community Sponsors 2020

WordPress Global Community Sponsors for 2020 have been announced! Thank you to the following hosts for your sponsorship of WordPress and all it’s moving parts:

Bluehost, GoDaddy, GreenGeeks, Liquid Web !!!

Thank you to Jetpack and WooCommerce as well for your global sponsorship! More details on this years sponsors can be found here while more detailed information on Global Community Sponsorship is available here.

@hristo-sg mentioned that the Global Community Sponsors for 2020 have been forwarded to their events and sponsorship team for consideration!

Community Happenings

Design Team Call for Involvement

The design team has put out a call for feedback on Gutenberg and asked for help with creating designs. Jump in if you feel inspired!

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Phoenix

WordCamp Phoenix is this weekend on the 7th and 8th! Lots of folks were out today in the 1800 meeting while traveling to WCPHX! There’s going to be a contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/., but not a hosting table this year. Last year brought in over 600 attendees and this year is expected to be just as amazing!

WordCamp Asia

WordCamp Asia is in the end of February! There is going to be a ‘Get Involved’ table at Contributor day. More info found here.

@mikeschroder stated that he’s going to be helping lead contributor day with the hosting team and is looking forward to working with everyone!

Hosting Team Discussion

Mini Bug Scrub / Triage

There are some open issues for the test runner and open issues for the reporter 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 https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. The hosting team held a mini bug-scrub or triage today to help get momentum behind making improvements to the phpunit test runner and reporter.

@crixu volunteered to take on Runner Issue 91 regarding adding Travis documentation to the handbook. @crixu also mentioned that he’s researching ways to best support the test runner on internal systems to enable partners to contribute with more ease in the future.

@mikeschroder suggested building in some example test scripts for the test runner in hosting and test documentation, as well. Runner Issue 102 was created to follow up on that idea.

@xkon and @sergeybiryukov took ownership of Runner Issue 89 which turned into TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. #49367, this commit and this patch.

Well done, everyone!

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday January 29, 2020

This is the summary of both meetings in #hosting-community on Slack on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at 1800 UTC

Here is the Slack archive for this week’s meetings.

The 0900 meeting was led by @mikeschroder and @amykamala led the second meeting at 1800 UTC.

Attendees: @crixu @xkon @javiercasares @duchesscorp @mazeheld @brettface @fahimmurshed @dhsean @supersoju @mikeschroder @amykamala

Agenda

## Welcome!
## Highlights
- Release Model Working Group
- 5.4 Schedule
- E2E Testing: 3 Recent Test Reporter additions -- Thanks!
## Conversation
- WordCamp EU: Leave no contributor behind
## Updates:
- What did y'all work on last week? Plans to work on this week?
## Open Floor

Highlights

ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. Model Working Group

A Release Model Working Group is being formed and had its first meeting on January 29th. The working group is aimed to help streamline the release process, taking into consideration the ambitious release schedule set for 2020. More details on the working group found here.

WordPress 5.4 Schedule

The WordPress 5.4 development cycle is underway with the first BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. version geared for release in February!

E2E Testing – Recent Test Reporter Additions

There were 3 new test runner submissions put in recently! Thank you to everyone who contributes to testing!

Testing helps keep WordPress informed on common issues that hosts encounter, which supports the improvement process.

Conversation

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. EU – Leave No Contributor Behind

WordCamp EU is coming up in June! The organizing team has put a call out for volunteers for Contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.!

@mikeschroder mentioned that he would love to hear how folks think a contributor day would be best spent. People are welcome to share their thoughts in the comments!

@JavierCasares suggested that the hosting team “try to prepare some ideas / projects before the CD, accept or reject in some meetings (or plan them) and then discuss at the CD.”

Updates

@mikeschroder recently iterated on this ‘Media Upload Request Flow’ article and plans on spending more time improving on documentation.

@xkon submitted some new issues to the Test Reporter Github.

@duchesscorp mentioned that they’re in the process of setting up the test runner and may have some feedback soon.

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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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

Agenda

-Announcements—
WordPress 5.4:
Bug Scrub schedule WordPress 5.4
WordPress 5.4 tracs and more info
Community Industry Awards!
—Hosting Team Happenings—
E2E testing
Handbook
-Open Floor–

Announcements

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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) 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. https://github.com/. This can be used on various infrastructures and triggered with a cron 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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Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

This is the summary of both meetings in #hosting-community on Slack on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 0900 UTC (0900 UTC Meeting) and Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 1800 UTC (1800 UTC Meeting). (Slack archive).

Meeting notes

@mikeschroder led the 0900 UTC conversation!

@jadonn led the 1800 UTC conversation!

Attendees of 0900 UTC meeting: @hristo-sg @Crixu @clorith @javiercasares @gtaniguchi

Attendees of 1800 UTC meeting: @amykamala, @jadonn, @Crixu

Topics

Housekeeping

0900 UTC

@mikeschroder can’t lead next week’s APAC meeting and is looking for a volunteer to lead next week’s meeting. @Crixu agreed to take over the lead for this meeting.

1800 UTC

@jadonn calls for volunteers to help with notes and organizing and leading meetings. If anyone is interested in it feel free to post in #hosting-community or DM @amykamala, @mikeschroder or @jadonn for more information.

We discussed about naming the meetings according to its target audiences. Current ideas are:

  • AM and PM Meeting
  • APAC/EMEA and EM/AM Meeting

Feel free to comment on what names you prefer in the comment section.

Open Floor

0900 UTC

@mikeschroder left some comments on the test runner and places to contribute here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C3D6T7F8Q/p1579075230111800
Started some edits on pages in the Hosting team site. Most obvious is the headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes., where I added a list of potential places to contribute.

@mikeschroder also started to do some edits to the hosting team sites. Most obvious is the header, where he added a list of potential places to contribute.

@gtaniguchi raised again the importance to have multiple environments under 1 account for the php-unit-tests. Additionally, @gtaniguchi raised also the question regarding the need for nodeJS, grunt and so on for the tests as these tools couldn’t be installed on some environments and the WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. don’t need them. @mikeschroder clarified that these tools are needed in the preparation environment and not the final testing environment. They set up a separate VPS that connects to the testing environment via SSHSSH Secure SHell - a protocol for securely connecting to a remote system in addition to or in place of a password. as the tools are needed to prepare the testing environment. Another option suggested by @mikeschroder would be to skip the building of WordPress each time the test is done. If such a feature is wished someone should open an issue for this on 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. https://github.com/.

@Crixu asked for the attendees of the contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. on the upcoming WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia 2020. Of the participants, @mikeschroder will join so far.

1800 UTC

@Crixu brought up an issue with some servers located in China which returned an HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands.-Code 429 while trying to get the latest package from wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/. Leave a comment if you encountered a similar issue.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, January 22th, 2020 at 0900 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday January 8, 2020

This is the summary of *both* meetings in #hosting-community on Slack on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 1800 UTC

Welcome back!

Kicking off the new year with a new meeting schedule and notes for both meetings combined into one!

Here is the Slack archive for this week’s meetings.

The first meeting of the year at 0900 UTC was led by @mikeschroder while @jadonn led the conversation in the 1800 UTC meeting.

Attendees: @hristo-sg @javiercasares @xkon @hristo-sg @mazeheld @mikeschroder @jadonn @amykamala @jacobo

Announcements

New Meeting Schedule

The Hosting team meetings are now on the same UTC day (Wednesday) — with one at 0900 UTC and one at 1800 UTC.

The team will try the new times out as discussions continue. Thoughts that have been voiced so far are:

  • 0900 UTC May be too late in the day for the APAC time zone.
  • Because this is early in the day in the EU, 0900 may also not be a good time for folks who are starting their work day during that hour.

Team Check-In

Checking in with the team at the start of the new year, some interesting projects were shared!

@javiercasares shared that he’s been working on hosting and contribution tutorials in Spanish.

@mikeschroder asked if folks would find official versions of the handbook in other languages useful.

@mazeheld mentioned working on an article on “how to run multiple instances of the unit tests on several setups for hosts”, also bringing up that “unless you register a different user for every env only the last run test result will be listed on the make.wordpress.org host test results”. @mikeschroder opened an issue for this.

@xkon shared an example script for implementing the distributed hosting tests! Thanks!

@mikeschroder mentioned that he’d “love to be able to handle multiple submissions per host”.

The test runners can be found here and the 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 https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party can be found here.

On-Boarding!

The Hosting team is discussing improvements on team on-boarding.

@mikeschroder mentioned distributed automated testing documentation is “missing some examples of how it might work on a real system”.

@javiercasares suggested that a list of functions the Hosting team serves be created.

@mikeschroder requested that if anyone has real life examples to help support documentation improvements that they share them, and pointed out this GitHub issue.

In the 1800 UTC meeting a few new members introduced themselves! Welcome!

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday December 18, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

@jadonn led this conversation!

Attendees: @fahimmurshed @crixu @grafruessel @amykamala

Announcements

WordPress 5.3.1 Released

WordPress 5.3.1 was released on December 12, 2019!

WordPress 5.3.2 RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1

The first WordPress 5.3.2 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. is available for testing:

WordPress 5.4!

WordPress 5.4 is scheduled for releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. in March 2020! Folks can check out the WordPress 5.4 Development Road Map here.

WordPress 5.4 Open Call for Tickets

Theres an open call for suggestions for WordPress 5.4! Feel free to submit a ticket with your ideas for WordPress 5.4, or if you’d like to highlight something for discussion you can comment on the open call post!

Hosting Team Happenings

2019 Meetings Concluded

This meeting was the last hosting team meeting of 2019! Thank you to everyone who has contributed and participated this past year! Meetings will reconvene on Wednesday January 8th, 2020! Happy Holidays!

Meeting Time Changes

Over the past few weeks team members have provided feedback in a survey regarding Meetings days and times. Thank you to everyone who participated! Based on survey results, the overwhelming majority are in favor of both meetings occurring every week on Wednesdays at 0900 and 1800 UTC, instead of the current alternating schedule.

Starting January 6, 2020, Hosting meeting days and times are changing. Both team meetings will be on Wednesdays every week, at 0900 UTC and 1800 UTC. Please note, there will be no more meetings on Mondays, moving forward.

Both meetings will share an agenda, and possibly share meeting notes. The hope is that team communication will become more inclusive, engaged and productive.

Open Floor

In an effort to provide more visibility into team projects as well as offer a point of entry for new contributors, @grafruessel announced that they made a Trello board for the hosting team.

@jadonn mentioned that it sounds useful, also stating that at the moment there are no projects to track.

@grafruessel stated that the German hosting community has discussed a trelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board helping the hosting team become more accessible. In the start of the year the trello board can be more filled out, possibly starting with updating the Handbook.

@jadonn agreed that it’s time to revisit updating the documents, handbook and best practices information to assure those are current. The Hosting team hasn’t worked on it in several months. He asked @grafruessel to put together a simple example board or card for updating the handbook to demonstrate how it can be valuable.

@grafruessel will be starting that next year and may need some help!

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday December 9, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack Wednesday, December 9, 2019, at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

@mikeschroder led this discussion!

Attendees: @crixu, @amykamala, @mazeheld, @grafruessel, @duchesscorp, @deb @javiercasares

Agenda

This was the Hosting Team Meeting Agenda for Monday December 9th, 2019

—Announcements—

  • WordPress 5.4 Open Call For Tickets
  • WordPress 5.3 Recap and Retrospective
  • Updates on 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/
  • WordPress 5.3.1 Development Cycle
  • WordPress Development Roadmap
  • CloudFest 
  • Global WordPress 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Day

—New Discussion—

  • Update List of Official Team Reps
  • Team Meeting Time Changes
  • Open Floor

Announcements

WordPress 5.4 Open Call For Tickets

There’s an open call for tickets for WordPress 5.4! If you have anything that has been on your mind for the next releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software., this is a great way to bring it up!

WordPress 5.3 Recap and Retrospective

Check out the WordPress 5.3 retrospective and recap!

Updates on Gutenberg

Many Gutenberg updates are on the horizon. Find out what’s new with Gutenberg here!

WordPress 5.3.1 Development Cycle

The WordPress 5.3.1 development cycle is underway and 5.3.1 RC2 is scheduled for release on the 12th! As always, testing is welcome and encouraged.

WordPress Development Roadmap

A development roadmap is available with with some tentative dates! More information found here.

CloudFest Hackathon

@crixu announced CloudFest in March, where there will be another Hackthon and a WebPros event! CloudFest is welcoming team member participation!

Global WordPress Accessibility Day

The #accessibility team is discussing holding another Global Accessibility Awareness Day! If you’re interested in participating, please leave your information here.

Team Discussion

Update List of Official Team Reps

@Mike mentioned that @amykamala has made valuable contributions to the hosting team and is on a track to become an official WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ hosting Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts.!

Team Meeting Time Changes

Meeting days and times will soon be re-scheduled to be more inclusive for APAC time zones. Team members are gravitating towards changing the Monday meetings to 0900 UTC on Wednesdays, the same day as the other hosting meeting. Folks can voice preferences for meeting times and days in this survey.

Open Floor 

WordPress.org/hosting Project Status

@crixu asked about the status of the /hosting page on WordPress.org and @mike replied that a response is pending from @chanthaboune on the feedback the Hosting Team provided.

Ease of Use – PHPUnit Test Suite for Hosters

@grafruessel and @crixu discussed the phpunit test runner; if it’s possible to make it easier to install, perhaps with a batch script. They will look into it further, and @mike added that the docs and open issues for that test need some work too. Volunteers are welcome to get involved!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, December 18th , 2019 at 17:00 UTC . See you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday December 4, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

@jadonn spearheaded this discussion!

Attendees: @brettface @crixu @fahimmurshed @supersoju @amykamala @redituk @javiercasares

Announcements

WordPress 5.3 Recap and Retrospective

The WordPress 5.3 retrospective and recap has been published:

WordPress 5.3.1 Development Cycle

The WordPress 5.3.1 development cycle is underway! Here is week 3’s bug scrub schedule.

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/ Updates

Big things are in store for Gutenberg this month, including a number of blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. changes and improvements! Check out what is coming next in Gutenberg!

WordPress 5.4 Open Call for Tickets

WordPress 5.4 is on the horizon! Hosts, Developers and individuals alike are invited to submit ideas for improvements, features and bug resolution for WordPress 5.4! More info found here.

Events

CloudFest

CloudFest 2020 is coming up in March! CloudFest aims to bring together web professionals and hosting providers to collaborate and plan for better serving mutual end users. More information about CloudFest found here! Check out the Annual CloudFest Hackathon and opportunities for web professionals! CloudFest has also provided a .pdf with more details!

Global WordPress 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Day

The WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ #accessibility team is considering organizing another Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Global Accessibility Awareness Day helps to bring greater attention to accessibility-related issues and projects in the WordPress ecosystem. Any hosts and individuals interested in participating may add their info to this spreadsheet to get involved.

Hosting Team Happenings

Official Team Reps

@jadonn and @mikeschroder have proposed adding @amykamala to the official list of team reps. @jadonn stated this proposal is “in recognition of the significant work she has done this year organizing and managing the team. She has taken an increasingly active role in team organization and running meetings. She already has been acting as a team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. for a number of months now, and [the #hosting-community team] would like to make it official.”

A number of meeting participants stated they support this.

@amykamala mentioned that she appreciates the support and has enjoyed working with everyone!

Feedback on this proposal is welcomed and invited. Feel free to comment here or in the #hosting-community channel!

Meeting Time Changes

A few challenges have surfaced revolving around the Monday 1400 UTC meeting dates and times. While @mikeschroder usually leads the 1400 UTC meeting, the meeting time occurs late at night for the APAC time zones. Additionally, the alternating meeting days and every-other-week schedule has lended to some confusion about what meeting is happening when.

In an effort to remedy this, the hosting team is proposing that:

  • The Monday meeting time be adjusted to an earlier time.
  • Both meetings occur on the same day of the week.
  • Both meetings occur weekly.
  • Meetings share a combined agenda and notes.

Hosts and team members are invited to participate in the conversation regarding what the best dates and times are for meetings!

@Crixu and @javiercasares both stated that Wednesday at 10:00 UTC is a good time for them and their teams!

Please feel free to comment here and in the #hosting-community SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel! Keep a lookout for a survey regarding proposed new meeting times, as well!

Next Meeting

For now, the next meeting will still be in the #hosting-community channel on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 1400 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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