Tide Chat Summary: February 12th

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from February 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 (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.

1.0.0-beta2 + documentation

  • Continued search for folks to help with documentation and testing, please reach out if you’re available.
  • Also continued search for folks with Go and/or Google Cloud Platform experience to help finish off items for Tide 1.0.0, please reach out if you’re available.
  • Discussion on current docs process and site, will investigate GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ handbook documentation process to see if it would apply well for Tide
  • Looking for simple/easy way to push docs up to a site like wptide.org from a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repo

Tide Dashicon

  • @cathibosco1: Marketing team let us know that Community-team handles the stickers and pins for WordCamps, sent request to #community-team channel to get Tide icon added to the collection
  • Long-running project to convert Dashicons to SVG not likely to wrap soon, so @jeffpaul to continue looking to get Dashicons update merged at beginning of WP 5.2 release cycle

Theme Review Team

  • @joyously joined the chat to follow discussion from #themereview meeting on possibly leveraging Tide with the Theme Sniffer
  • Tide could utilize TRT ruleset and audit the existing themes and then all new submissions/updates, could also integrate other theme-specific rulesets as desired
  • Existing themes could be audited in a couple of hours, but work would be needed to support the new ruleset and specific integration with TRT tools and processes
  • Will investigate this further after .ORG integration of PHP Compat data

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on February 19, 2019 at 20:00 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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