- WP Android Status
- WP iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Status
- Other platforms
- Google Summer of Code 2014
- Team Reps
- This Week
WP Android Status
We were fixing bugs reported from the 2.6 release last week and made a lot of progress. The last hurdle is getting translations updated for 2.6.1. We changed a lot of the sentence styling, which means we need new translations for all of the strings we updated. There’s also a nice update to the comments view in the app, thanks to @nbradbury. We also have a discussion going about maybe keeping the nav drawer in the app instead of the tabs.
WP iOS Status
Last week the team worked pretty hard and fast to get out a hot fix release (3.9.1) which addressed a few bugs that we had quite a few complaints about for 3.9. The three bugs were 1) a bug which caused timezones to be thrown off on posts 2) a bug where longer posts wouldn’t be able to use the link editor and 3) state restoration not working so when users came back to the app at times it defaulted to the reader. All three were fixed quickly for 3.9.1 which was submitted on Friday.
We’ve been testing the release in parallel as well. We kept the release pretty focused as we wanted to just address the issues plaguing our users. I’ve been keeping an eye on Twitter and responding to users as they’ve sent in reports, I just wish I could reply to the app store sometimes :(. The odd thing is the scheduling bug was there before, but complaints only started coming in on 3.9. As far as this week, we’re awaiting 3.9.1 to be released, i’d expect it’ll be released by the middle of this week based on apple’s previous times reviewing the app as far as next steps, i’m consolidating 3.9.2 and 4.0 into one release and the team is going to shift onto 4.0 rather than another 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. we’ll have 3 major tentpole features for 4.0, an updated media library, the ability to switch themes in the app, and native stats. a lot of the code for the tentpole features is complete so it should be doable for a 4.0 release
All other WordPress apps are currently in a holding pattern and active development is on hiatus.
Google Summer of Code 2014
For those interested, WordPress Foundation has applied to be involved in Google’s annual event of getting students involved on coding over the summer. There are a list of potential projects and also confirmed mentors available for the program at https://codex.wordpress.org/GSoC2014. There are three mobile projects in the ideas list currently. Community developers are encouraged to participate in the program by submitting app ideas and becoming a mentor for a student.
Brad @irbrad and Aaron @astralbodies have replaced @aerych and @ievolver as team reps. They’re still sorting out exactly how they’re distributing the duties, but will probably flip flop who runs the devchat every week similar to previous reps. The Make Mobile site needs to be update to reflect the change, and that should be done shortly.
iOS – 4.0 work starts, Android 2.6.1 bug fixes and translations
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