Matrix chat Summary – April 20, 2023

Meeting was conducted on #meta channel of the Make WordPress Slack.

MigrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. of Messages from SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at to Matrix

The agenda was to discuss a tentative plan for migration from Slack to Matrix. We have identified a successful migration path which consists of moving over the messages in public channels to matrix rooms. All the messages in public channels would be available in their respective Matrix rooms from Day 1 of Matrix. All users would find themselves to be in the right Matrix rooms as per what Slack channels they have joined.

Private conversations (private channels and direct messages) are best handled by user themselves using a browser extension (Firefox / Chrome).

We would use SSO (OIDC) to use 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. account to login onto Matrix. The OpenID Connect Server plugin was built for this purpose.

During the duration of transition, both would be accessible and messages would be relayed from Slack to Matrix and vice-versa using the help of a bridge. As of now, it works by creating a Slack ghost account on Matrix side and we would be trying to make it possible to not need that and just post Slack side messages as messages from the respective Matrix account of those users. Matrix side messages are posted to Slack by a Slack app masquerading as the user, but not accredited to the actual Slack user.

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Alex Stine: When will a test instance be available? Important to start 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). ( testing early.

Accessibility testing can start right away with a regular account on any room. There is also a WordPress related room – In this case, you would be using Matrix’s official client – Element.

Our embedded chat client Chatrix can also be tested, which is deployedDeploy Launching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors. on for Chatrix’s own room

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM UTC.