Hosting Meeting Notes: April 11, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, April 11, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @brechtryckaert @FahimMurshed @tnash @brettface @mazeheld @jnash @zzap @redituk

New Meeting Times Decided

There was brief discussion around the decision to test alternating meeting times for a month.

If you’re interested in taking notes or helping lead either meeting, please leave a comment either here or on the meeting-times-post!

Folks were positive, with @redituk pointing out it would be a good idea to remind folks when the next meeting is, in addition to the make/meetings schedule.

WCEU Contributor Day

@zzap asked if anyone was interested in representing the Hosting team at WCEU, and @mazeheld volunteered. Thanks!

Site Health

@jadonn shared a doc from @mikeschroder detailing the Site Health checks and some filters available for them targeted for WordPress 5.2. Please take a look and see if they look appropriate for your hosting environment. @clorith noted that a dev note is coming soon as well — thanks!

Feedback is appreciated!

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting and want to know more about anything above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts! OR….Come join us!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Meeting Time Changes

After the poll, several rounds of conversations in meetings, and individual comments and conversations, it seems like a good idea to try adding an alternating meeting time.

Let’s go ahead and adjust the existing meeting time due to the DST changes as usual, to 1700 UTC on Wednesday. This will be the next meeting.

After that, let’s try alternating to Mondays at 1400 UTC every other week for a month and reconnect here on the hosting Make site to see how it things went. Then, we can decide if we want to give it some more time, or things need to change.

I’m excited to make the meeting accessible to double the folks (per the poll) than it was before, and am looking forward to chatting with you all!

Having the second meeting time means that those of us who were leading meetings or making notes before might be split between the meetings. If you’re interested in leading either meeting, or helping write or proof notes, please leave a comment on this post!

For clarity’s sake, here are the next few meeting times:

See you there!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: April 3, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @jadonn @brettface @kamala @xkon @RonG @Fuegas @clorith @supersoju

New Meeting Time – Continued Discussion

@mikeschroder proposed having two meeting times per week: Wednesdays at 1800 or 1700 UTC and Monday at 1400 UTC.

Please post feedback about new meeting times in last week’s meeting notes post, as the discussion continues:

Meeting notes will continue to be used to sync with. Other ideas for staying synced with two meeting times are:

  • Create a Calendar feed to notify members of pending meetings.
  • Use The Slack channel status as a reminder of when the next meeting is.

Open Call for Gutenberg Users

The WordPress.org Marketing team is looking for examples of great work done using Gutenberg! This includes but is not limited to websites, designs, applications and other efforts using Gutenberg.

If you have such an example, please submit your information in the #marketing team Slack channel.

WordPress 5.2 Projected Release in end of April

WordPress 5.2 is scheduled for release on April 30, 2019.

Since WordPress 5.1, users with versions of PHP <= 5.6 see a dashboard widget suggesting that they update PHP.

WordPress 5.2 takes this further, raising the minimum required version of PHP to 5.6.20. This means that users with lesser versions won’t be able to upgrade to WordPress 5.2 until they’ve updated PHP.

More Details On Health Check

Status updates and discussion being logged here:

https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/46573

The Health Check Plugin version 1.3 (pending release) is expected to include a rudimentary PoC for WP-CLI

More info on how to use the new Health Check module found here:

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting and want to know more about anything above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts! OR….Come join us!

Next Meeting

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

+make.wordpress.org/updates

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Hosting Meeting Notes: March 27, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @jadonn @brechtryckaert @brettface @kamala @dhsean @earnjam @desrosj @andrewtaylor-1 @redituk @RonG @xkon

New Meeting Time – Continued Discussion

Thank you for participating in last week’s poll!

Per @mikeschroder the poll results highlighted two main times when two different sets of 10 people can attend a meeting.

The proposed new times are: Wednesdays at 1800 UTC and Monday at 1400 UTC.

Meeting notes will be used for more asynchronous communication.

Options proposed by folks attending the chat were:
1) Alternate two meeting times/dates.
2) Change the meeting time to 1600 or 1700 UTC.
3) Hold two separate weekly meetings at two separate times.
4) Keep the current meeting time.

WordPress 5.2 Beta Release Rescheduled for March 27th

WordPress 5.2 Highlights

WordPress 5.2 supports PHP 5.6.20+

Introducing the new Site Health module!

Hosts – Please test it out and provide any feedback in the ticket here:

https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/46573

Hosts may be interested in the ability to extend the health tool by adding tests to the Status page, or additional information to the Debug tab.

@earnjam is working on coordinating dev notes for WordPress 5.2 with more info on the Health Check tool.

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting and want to know more about anything above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts! OR….Come join us!

Next Meeting

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

+make.wordpress.org/updates

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Hosting Meeting Notes: March 20, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @jadonn @brechtryckaert @mikeschroder @dhsean @amykamala @fahimmurshed @Andrew_Jones @RonG

New Meeting Time Proposal

@mikeschroder proposed new hosting community meeting times. Please fill out this Doodle to help determine better meeting times for team participants around the globe:

https://doodle.com/poll/wtc5ug34g4q26tfq

Open Call for Gutenberg Users

#marketing has put a call out for examples of incredible work done with Gutenberg. This includes websites, user experiences or anything beneficial that has resulted from using Gutenberg. This seems like a great opportunity to share work you or your customers/clients are doing with WordPress and Gutenberg. If you have any questions, the #marketing team, Mike or Harry (@miker and @harryjackson1221) are available to help.

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting and want to know more about anything above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts! OR….Come join us!

Next Meeting

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

+make.wordpress.org/updates

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Hosting Meeting Notes: March 6, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @brechtryckaert @kamala

Meeting postponed

Due to the low turnout this meeting is postponed until next week.

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting and want to know more about anything above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts! OR….Come join us!

Next Meeting

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

+make.wordpress.org/updates

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Hosting Meeting Notes: February 27, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @jadonn @brechtryckaert @abdullahramzan @fahimmurshed @earnjam @mazeheld @brettface @andrewtaylor-1 @joostdevalk

Collaboration Proposal

@brechtryckaert proposed to look into a collaboration with the marketing team on the “recommended hosting companies”-list (https://wordpress.org/hosting/), since several hosting companies active in this group would be eager to get vetted for this list. @jadonn also indicated that the marketing team also would love to get showcase proposals. @brechtryckaert will reach out to @joostdevalk to see how a collaboration can be initiated and will provide an update at the next meeting. He also asks if anyone is interested in helping out.

End-To-End (E2E) Testing

@jadonn inquired with @earnjam if there are any updates on this initiative.
@earnjam reports that both him and @mikeschroder have gotten access to the repository to work on it.

@earnjam also ask for even more hosting companies to join in on this effort. Here is the page he is referring to: https://make.wordpress.org/hosting/test-results/

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting and want to know more about anything above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts! OR….Come join us!

Next Meeting

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

+make.wordpress.org/updates

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Hosting Meeting Notes: February 20, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

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

Housekeeping

@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 PHP Unit Test 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: https://make.wordpress.org/hosting/test-results/

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

WordPress 5.1 RC2

@mikeschroder reminds us that WordPress 5.1 RC2 (https://wordpress.org/news/2019/02/wordpress-5-1-rc2/) was released yesterday. @mazeheld reports that he’s seen some issues regarding double installs of the Hello Dolly plugin. 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.

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting and want to know more about anything above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts! OR….Come join us!

Next Meeting

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

+make.wordpress.org/updates

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Hosting Meeting Notes: February 13, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @mikeschroder @Fahim Murshed @aaroncampbell @Ugyen @brettface @brechtryckaert @kenshino @earnjam @Andrew Jones @RonG

Personal Announcement

@mikeschroder indicated that he’s moving to Japan, so he’ll be unavailable from now until the week of the 18th of March, when he’ll be fully available again. @brechtryckaert offered to help out during @mikeschroder‘s absence. @mikeschroder also indicated that @jadonn might also be able to do part of the work and suggested connecting in the following days to work out a plan.

@mikeschroder also indicates that this will impact his hours of availability. The current chat would be at 3 am local time for him. While he’s able to shift it for an hour or two, he’s interested to hear our input on the possibility of a second meeting in Slack, focussed on the APAC or APAC/EU regions. @mikeschroder also indicated willingness to lead that meeting. @aaroncampbell suggests starting a Doodle for this.

End-To-End (E2E) Testing

@mikeschroder reports he has just about got GoDaddy’s setup with the current tests running well, and it’s brought up good bugs/enhancements for the test runner. @earnjam indicated Bluehost has been set up since yesterday. @Andrew Jones indicated A2 Hosting should have this up by early next week.

@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: https://make.wordpress.org/hosting/test-results/

WordPress 5.1

@mikeschroder reminds us about WordPress 5.1 which is nearing release. This version adds a notice to the dashboard indicating that they are running and outdated PHP version if this version is < 5.6. He requests us to help test the release candidate.

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting and want to know more about anything above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts! OR….Come join us!

Next Meeting

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

+make.wordpress.org/updates

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Hosting Meeting Notes: February 6, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @jadonn @j-falk @brechtryckaert @fahimmurshed @brettface @dyrer @jnashhawkins @rong @aaroncampbell @francina @pandjarov @mikeschroder

Video-based Meeting

The first video meeting happened, and 8 people attended! @brettface posted the notes here.

He requested folks ping him if they’d like anything added to the agenda for next time.

Core PHP team assistance

It was brought up in the last core chat that the core PHP team could use some help, and because the work they are doing is very connected to hosting, it’d be great if we could help out.

We briefly discussed this, and pointed to the tickets where help is needed. The Core PHP team meets weekly, with the next meeting on Monday, January 18, 2019 at 1600 UTC.

Feedback

@chanthaboune followed up on her “Our Strengths and Challenges” post. Check it out, and please leave feedback with any thoughts or recommendations.

Miss this week’s meeting and want to know more about anything above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts! OR….Come join us!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

+make.wordpress.org/updates

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