Tide Chat Summary: December 17th

This post summarizes the 2-hour Tide active working session from December 17th 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.


  • Closed wptide#177 in favor of wptide#198, current plan to update to WP 5.3.1 via three PRs across the Tide stack and then a GCP deployDeploy Launching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors.
  • wporg-tide-api#6 not yet ready to merge
  • Issue with Travis builds unable to connect to the MySQLMySQL MySQL is a relational database management system. A database is a structured collection of data where content, configuration and other options are stored. https://www.mysql.com/. database resolved by changing from xenial back to trusty on Travis
  • Merged wporg-tide-api#7 to close wporg-tide-api#4 and merged wp-tide-api#30 to close wp-tide-api#29
  • @derekherman to review the cache invalidation PR, once that’s merged we’ll deploy to GCP

Next meeting

The next meeting, a 30-minute update/open floor session, will take place on January 7, 2020 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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