This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from April 17th 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 Compat 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.
- @joshuawold continues to iterate on the UX for the PHP Compat integration on .ORG. The current focus is to create some mockups utilizing actual data
- @valendesigns @rheinardkorf to provide @joshuawold a couple examples that he can add into the mockups to help more clearly demonstrate how the PHP Compat results will look on .ORG
WordPress-specific PHPCompatibility standard
- @nikolam met with @williampatton and had proposal for detecting WP shims and handling fallback code
- @jrf and @valendesigns confirmed proposed approach wasn’t viable, but open to other ideas on how to solve these issues (see: 301 and 569)
The next meeting will take place on April 24, 2018 at 21:00 UTC / April 24, 2018 at 21:00 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.