Tide Chat Summary: March 5th

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from March 5th 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.


  • Beta2 deployed to GCP on February 28th, updated docs are now live on https://wptide.org
  • More descriptive and accurate docs thanks to @kkoppenhaver and others from WCUS 2018
  • Looking for feedback on the updated wptide.org and related docs
  • @valendesigns fixed some bugs and updated coding standards and PHPCSPHP Code Sniffer PHP Code Sniffer, a popular tool for analyzing code quality. The WordPress Coding Standards rely on PHPCS., everything milestoned as 1.0.0 still seems relevant
  • RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. pending, so please call out anything you think NEEDS to land in 1.0.0

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  • Trac#41074 discussed in Design meeting on Monday, being added to CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. devchat this week
  • Assumption is that the patch is ready to land in 5.2, but just want to confirm that nothing else significant is needed
  • Special thanks to @CathiBosco1 for helping push on this

General announcements

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on March 12, 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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