Community Meeting Recap (April 12th)


Next week’s meeting is canceled; the next OpenverseOpenverse Openverse is a search engine for openly-licensed media, including images and audio. Find Openverse on GitHub and at Weekly Development chat will be at 1500 UTC on April 26th.



  • New version of the APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. released with thumbnail, detail, and related URLs are now HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. [ref]
  • The Monitoring RFC has been approved and initial and with it, preliminary sketched out code merged [ref]
  • Added storybook visual regression tests [ref]
  • Advances in the TypeScriptification milestone [ref]
  • Improvements to the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at notifications for the catalog [ref]

In progress

It needs review

  • Writing an RFC for a Monorepo [ref]
  • Improve the thumbnail service to support compression [ref]
  • Move media type categories to constants module [ref]
  • Several PRs for store migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. to use Pinia 🍍 [ref]
  • Creation of issues for addition of new type: 3D model [ref]

It needs discussion

  • The handling and meaning of the alt_files field and extensions for audio [ref]
  • Evaluate 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. labels [ref]


Priorities of stalled tickets have been adjusted, then issues labeled with critical priority will be addressed first, and then those with open milestones.