Tide Chat Summary: February 19th

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from February 19th 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.


  • 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.
  • No additional issues/PRs noted for inclusion in 1.0.0-beta2, so working through the existing set of issues/PRs is the current plan
  • @valendesigns working on the docs PRs, got the pkg PR tests fixed, working to get beta2 out in near future

Tide Dashicon

  • Working to find someone to help land a patch on #41074 now that trunk is open for the 5.2 release cycle in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.
  • 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

General announcements

  • @williampatton looking into Tide’s application to the Theme Review process (see Slack thread for more info)
  • hoping to hear more as that testing proceeds and what enhancements from Tide might better support the needs of the Theme Review Team

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on February 26, 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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