Tide Chat Summary: February 13th

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from February 13th 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 (agenda, Slack archive).

Reminder that the current Tide focus 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 to provide the biggest impact to the community.

PHP compatibility integration planning

  • There is still a need to validate the accuracy of results
  • Concern from @timothyblynjacobs on audit results (WP CLI-related and WP shimmed functions-related) and their ability to provide confidence on PHP compatibility, but some disagreement on whether these issues should be handled by PHPCompatibility or Tide
  • Need identified in creating a PHPCompatibility ruleset that takes into account WordPress shims and other WP-specific issues, even if it is just a WPPHPCompatibility standard with `ruleset.xml` that includes `PHPCompatibility`
  • Further, a need identified for a repo for rulesets that import standards and add inclusions and exclusions
  • If you have interest and availability to help with the above items, then please reach out in the #tide channel… thanks!
  • If you have additional tasks that you see as necessary ahead of final integration of PHP Compatibility details on WordPress.org, then please reach out to @jbpaul17 (@jeffpaul on Slack).

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on February 20, 2018 at 22:00 UTC / February 20, 2018 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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