- Android Status
- iOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Status
- Handbook Status
- This Week
- Next Dev Chat
Since there are still a few bugs to take care off, the road map was revised so we can do a second beta 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. this week and release on Oct 7. We need to test more with Jetpack to make Stats are working like they’re supposed to.
NUX and the new, native WordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com 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. https://wordpress.com/ Reader will be the next release after that, towards the end of October.
The Android project is in dire need of beta testers. If you’re interested, keep a look out for a post appearing here soon or simply comment on this post.
Our update for iOS 7 was released and got some nice attention. There’s been some serious bugs and a bug fix (3.8.1) is already out, with 3.8.2 being submitted tomorrow most likely.
Once bugs are out of the way, we’re pretty much ready to release Themes. Media is also looking a whole lot better. The visual editor work will be postponed to later in October.
As far as the refactoring goes, we’ll pick it back up once we’re done with the current feature iterations — it’s likely that there are going to be more changes needed after we’re done with all of these.
@rachel_mccollin took a look at the Handbook and posted her notes. BlackBerry has already been updated and Windows Phone cleaned up, but the iOS section still needs work. @aerych urged the iOS contributors to divide the work in between them and write up the missing documentation.
Since the vast majority of the contributors working on the iOS and Android projects will be out the next 7 days or so, the projects will only be monitored and development will be picked back up around October 4-8. For Android, the beta will be the top priority and for iOS it’s taking care of the most severe bugs showcased in the app.
Next Dev Chat
The next weekly dev chat is scheduled for September 30, 2013 at 9AM PST/16:00 UTC as usual. Most of the regular folks will most likely be out, and since the projects are on a little hiatus we don’t expect much that will need to be talked about. However, we’ll still have it and anyone that wants to join in and chit-chat is more than welcome to.