Tide Chat Summary: May 1st

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from May 1st in the #tide Slack channel (agenda, Slack archive).

Reminder that the current Tide focus is integrating PHP Compatibility data from Tide into WordPress.org. Once PHP Compatibility is integrated into WordPress.org, we’ll assess the next focus to provide the biggest impact to the community.

GCP migration

  • @valendesigns: mostly been going smoothly but we’ve hit a blocker in the new Go version of the audit server which we’re working to address
  • We’re hoping to get back on track next week and finally replace the AWS SDK with GCP equivalents but we can’t continue that work until we’re unblocked by the partly working Go audit server
  • GCP infrastructure has been tested and works we’re just trying to get past this last hurdle to stand everything up on GCP
  • If you have Go experience, please reach out to @jbpaul17 (@jeffpaul in Slack) as this is an area that needs help on Tide


  • @valendesigns: we are testing the new phpcompat for WP ruleset in the new Go server. Unfortunately, processes are not blocking and causing the audit to not happen so we haven’t gotten a result back using the new ruleset
  • Once we get a result back though we can unblock @joshuawold and give him a result example to use for real data

Roadmap wishlist

  • As we work through the PHP Compatibility integration, we’re asking for input on roadmap wishlist items to consider post-PHP Compat integration
  • @lukecarbis: I wish there was a page on w.org where I could upload a theme / plugin and get all the tide audit results (including PHPCS). Use case is to upload plugins / themes as I work on them to get the PHPCS results (without having to figure out how to install PHPCS on my machine).
  • For devs that want to see results without publishing code on wp.org, input was that this might be best hosted elsewhere on a separate domain
  • If you have roadmap wishlist ideas, then please leave them as a comment on this post and we’ll capture them as we work towards publishing a potential roadmap for Tide

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on May 8, 2018 at 21:00 UTC / May 8, 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.

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