Dev chat summary for Sep 2, 2013

Chat log


  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Status
  • Android Status
  • Handbook Update
  • This Week

iOS Status

The 3.7.1 bug fix went out and fixed the crash issues for most people, but some are still experiencing it — we’re investigating.

We’ve wrapped up the major work needed for the iOS7/MP6-ification release, now doing some polishing and fixing and hoping to submit by early next week.

Progress has been made towards a visual editor but we’ll wait to put it in until an upcoming release.

The theme switching release for 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. blogs is pretty much done as well, we’re looking to do some testing but if it all goes well it may make it into the next 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. of WordPress for iOS.

Android Status

Themes + Media should be feature complete by the end of this week, should hit 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. beginning of next week. NUX (welcome guide, better log in/sign up) is now 75% complete.

Post searching and a pull to refresh (a la the new Gmail client) was added by @aagam94. Woot!

Handbook Status

We had a goal to wrap up the Mobile Handbook by the end of August. Unfortunately this didn’t happen, there are still 13 pages marked as drafts, but we got very close. We’ll now wrap up the remaining bits this week. We’re almost 3/4 of the way there — if you have a page that’s still a draft, please get it done ASAP.

This Week

  • Android Themes + Media: some fixes and testing, beta next week
  • iOS 7/MP6-ification: do final polish, submit beginning of next week
  • Wrap up remaining pages in the Handbook
  • TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. purge: we’re going through and removing/cleaning up old Trac tickets across the iOS and Android projects and moving over what we can to GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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. Issues

Next Chat

Join us for the next dev chat on Sept 9, 2013 at 16:00 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

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