Dev chat summary for Nov 11, 2013

Chat log


  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Lead Switch
  • iOS Summary
  • Android Summary
  • Handbook
  • This week

iOS Lead Switch

@koke has decided to let go of the iOS dev lead reigns and we’re passing the torch to @sendhil.

iOS Summary

We’ve been testing version 3.8.4. During testing we’ve identified a few issues that were blockers, applied fixes and restarted the testing clock. We’re currently on release candidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 3 with a fourth planned.

Work has started on 3.8.5.

We’re conducting an issue review. All issues are being assigned to milestones, and we’ll be migrating any remaining, relevant TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. tickets into 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.

Android Summary

We’re doing a phased rollout of version 2.5 today, starting at 20% and bumping to 100% if all goes well.

A few fixes are planned for 2.5.1 which should go into QA this week.

Work on 2.6 (NUX and Reader) continues with some UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. tweaks being made to both features.

Issues are being assigned to milestones.


Sendhil is committed to taking a look at the last remaining bits in the iOS section this week.
The webOS section under Other Apps needs some attention but otherwise the handbook looks complete.

This Week

iOS: Wrap up 3.8.4 and move forward with 3.8.5.
Android: Announce 2.5, get 2.5.1 into QA and continue to make progress on 2.6.

Next Dev Chat

The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Nov 18 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode. Mark your calendars and make sure to update the time. This is 9AM PST.

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