Tide Chat Summary: December 12th

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from December 12th in the #tide SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel (Slack archive).

Tide focus

  • Current focus/priority/goal is integrating PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Compatibility data from Tide into WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/
  • Once PHP Compatibility is integrated into WordPress.org, we’ll assess the next focus/priority/goal to provide the biggest impact to the community

Progress on code open sourcing

  • @valendesigns: we are working towards being 100% Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. and having 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. back online (with re-audit) no later than December 20th, likely sooner. The transition to Open Source is not a straight forward task and has been pretty much been the teams singular focus since last week. We are rebuilding the local dev environment to make it easier to contribute. We can't open the sources without exposing sensitive data so all the repos are being rebuilt.
  • @valendesigns @rheinardkorf @danlouw @jbpaul17 from XWP are working on Tide
  • Tide API will include WPCSWordPress Coding Standards A collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, especially the official standards for WordPress Core. and PHPCompatibility output, scoring will no longer exist
  • wptide.org site from WCUS was a client to demo what COULD be done, it wasn’t meant to be what WILL be done on actual Tide integration to WordPress.org
  • Demo from WCUS wasn't 100% functional, some things may have worked better than others
  • After code is available as open source, we'll need lots of testing to help ensure results are faultless
  • @sergey has done work on some PHP-related tickets, would be good to have him gloss over the PHP compat part of the code when released
  • @williampatton able to assist with docs if there is guidance on what's needed
  • @barry to handle WP.org integration, @otto42 waiting until API is ready to query against

UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. for integration of PHP Compat from Tide into WordPress.org

  • @joshuawold is the design lead at XWP managing UX for how PHP Compatibility could be integrated into WordPress.org, working with @maximsiebert on UX options
  • We'll want input from someone on the 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. and Design teams as feasible to review the UX/design
  • @obenland can cover Design from Make/Plugins
  • #40934 is prior work covering UX around not being able to install a 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 when your PHP version is not compatible, @joshuawold to review this and as input on PHP Compat UX for WP.org
  • @joshuawold to review UX with @mapk who was the original designer for the plugin directory
  • Updates on UX/design to be shared in #tide as they're available

Next week’s meeting

The next meeting will take place on December 19, 2017 at 22:00 UTC / December 19, 2017 at 22:00 UTC in the #tide Slack channel. Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions. If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

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