Tide Chat Summary: July 16th

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from July 16th 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.


  • Back down to 8 issues in the milestone
  • wptide#170 got resolved by wptide#187 and docs#35
  • wptide#100 got punted to Future Release
  • @FahimMurshed unable to install on Windows/Laragon or Ubuntu/XAMPP, will look into shutting down other servers while bringing up the Docker containers to avoid port collision (especially 80 and 3306)

General announcements

  • @valendesigns aiming to migrate the servers this week, will be at Google this week and try to get help in detaching the project on GCP so it can be moved
  • Discussion in #meta about testing the data from Tide ahead of showing it on the .ORG pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party pages, questions about the validity and accuracy of the data as well as what specifically to show on the .ORG pages
  • pkg#19 only remaining item from WCEU that hasn’t gotten to a commit, @valendesigns to review this week and add tests to it

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on July 23, 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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