Mobile Dev Chat Summary for Oct 3, 2012

Today’s discussion mainly consisted of WPiOS planning. Chat log.


  • WPiOS planning
  • XML-RPC in 3.5 (status update)

WPiOS planning

  • There are 9 tickets left in the 3.2 milestone, visual editor, sounds, and the WPcom Notifications panel have been moved out to meet the deadline (1 week). Feature set for 3.2 is now Featured ImageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. support, app settings moved in-app, and comment push notification support for Jetpack-enabled blogs.
  • For sound effects, we agreed there needs to be a setting to turn them off (#1407-ios).
  • We discussed a new way to approach app development (starting with WPiOS). We’ll try this for the next few releases. In short:
    • Trunk should never be broken and effectively be submittable for bug fix updates without enhancements.
    • Enhancements should be worked on in branches or outside of trunk until ready.
    • When enhancements are ready and tested, an update is submitted and the version number is bumped.

XML-RPC in 3.5 (status update)

  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. is now in 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., but a few issues remain with the APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. improvements. @markoheijnen is going to take a look at these, among other things wp.getUsers has an issue and there needs to be a way to mimic wp.getAuthors.
  • Overall we’re in a good place for 3.5. We should start planning app updates around the release so we can support the improvements once they’re available (revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. + real previews, galleries, user details editable through apps).

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