This post summarizes the Tide chat from June 22nd 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 from postponed June 8th meeting, 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.
- @derekherman working on storing reports in storage bucket, requires a bit more work and will push up PR when ready hopefully around end of week
- @antpb works on PHP Compatibility Checker plugin integration with Tide on Wednesday’s, so better update in next Tidechat
- @jeffpaul noted that WordPress 5.8 is due out on July 20th and having Tide and the PHP Compat 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 released around then will overlap well when many other plugins update and site owners are most likely to update
- @antpb noted that current best case estimate has a plugin release by end of July
The next meeting, a 30-minute Tide status update and open floor discussion, will take place on July 6, 2021 at 18:00 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.