While a recap of our various talks (including hallway) have been collected in the link below, our primary conversations revolved around the following:
- New Reviewers: There are some technical issues we’re working on that must be resolved before we can add new people. They include security ones, but also our rather archaic SupportPress tool. This is the biggest and has a lot of small steps and some weirdly large ones (like the idea of a dashboard, automated security checks, and more) so it’s not going to be anywhere near as fast as I want… Well. Release and iterate.
- How to safely publicly disclose pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party closures (without dog shaming developers). This is logistically something to be concerned over, as the last thing we want to do is make WP and users a bigger target.
- How to allow frameworks with the least pain for end-users as possible.
In order to meet our goals, we’re going to be discussing the improvements on many fronts at once, and I’m planing out times and dates for meetings for everyone to come and talk about one at a time. Think of it like town-halls. You can read the details of everything in the linked post: