Meta Team Update: August 1

The contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. saw quite a few new tickets filed in the 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. (metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.) trac. Some of them were fixed, but because large parts of aren’t open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL., there wasn’t much help by way of patches; most work was done by @otto42 and @coffee2code. During the contributor day, @devinreams also added a list of the many things our team is responsible for to the homepage of trac.

As we start using our tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. instance more, we’ll need help from other teams on specific tasks. This week we identified a couple design changes needed for our associated sites. One of them was completed (see below)! The needs-ui keyword will show what changes we’ll need, as seen in this query.

There was also a proposal for a new global footer across that was planned out by @devinreams and myself, mocked up by @melchoyce, approved by @matt, and is now in the hands of @iandunn for implementation.

This week, we also started a new IRC channel (#wordpress-meta) as a place for community to come chat about all things It might not get used much now, but as our team grows, hopefully it’ll help.

For this coming week, I’m hoping to update the project queue on our meta P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at to provide a better tool for tracking current projects.