Mobile dev chat summary for Dec 12, 2012

Unfortunately the IRC channels doesn’t seem to have been logged at all for the past few days (although it seems to be working again today). This means there’s no public transcript of the chat this week.


  • WPWindowsPhone bug fix release and what’s next?
  • WPiOS’s next release, release date?
  • Other platforms heads ups
  • 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. voting


We’re working on v 1.8.1 to fix a couple of crashes and some layout issues on taller Windows Phone 8 screens. When submitted, we’ll have two binaries: one for devices running less than Windows Phone 8 and one for Windows Phone 8 and up. This should help fix display issues for the latest Windows Phone devices. This update should be submitted late this week.

We’re also working on a better crash reporting tool but since it’s not a major feature it would likely be a point releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality..

For 1.9 (next version) we’ve discussed either having 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 or a An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. Reader being the main new feature. [Since the meeting we’ve agreed upon making Featured Image support the title feature for version 1.9.]


We’ve had to push back the release another few weeks to make sure 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. on’s side is fully optimized. We’re now looking at a submit date around Jan 1st.

Since the release is a ways out still, we contemplated doing a bug fix update to resolve some of the issues we’ve fixed so far for the next feature release. We’ll discuss this more next week.

Other platforms heads ups

Nothing to report on other platforms (WPAndroid, WPBlackBerry, etc).

Team rep voting

We noted that we’re voting on new team rep(s) for the first time, and made mental notes to go vote.

Next week

Join us for the next weekly chat Wednesday at 1600 UTC on in the #WordPress-Mobile room.

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