Dev Chat Summary for Dec 9, 2013

Chat log


  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Status
  • Android Status
  • Dev Blog and Forum merger
  • This Week

iOS Status

The bug fix update was in testing last week and just entered review with Apple. It looks like it’ll be out shortly. Over the past week 3.9 progressed further and the issue count is going down. The new tab bar navigation is semi-final and we’re putting in the final touches there.

We’ve also assigned most open issues to the next few milestones, 3.9.1, 4.0, and 4.0.1. We’ll make another pass at it this week to make sure we can get each release out in a timely fashion (~3 weeks on average).

Android Status

2.6 is almost 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. ready — should happen tomorrow, Dec 10! QA & code freeze by end of week. Big merges came in last week for the Reader, improved “NUX” (log in/set up), and Posting improvements.

Dev Blog and Forum merger

We talked about the need to keep the ball moving for the forums migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.. Looks like MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. will only be able to tackle it sometime in the first half of 2014, so we’re now thinking to instead start fresh and carrying all important topics over by hand. It would be relatively easy to do and we could close posting in the individual forums and direct people over.

We did a quick show of hands and it seemed everybody like this option, so @isaackeyet will keep going with it.

@mrroundhill brought up the need to close down the dev blogs for real as some people have still been posting there. We’ll check and make sure that posting is disabled on the dev blogs and see what comes of that.

This Week

  • iOS: Work continues on 3.9 this week, we’re hoping to wrap up dev work towards the end of the week but it might slip a few days. The plan is to have it all tested and good to go for right after New Years (Jan 2nd).
  • Android: A few more issues to knock out for 2.6, then Beta, then QA.

Next Dev Chat

The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Dec 16 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

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