It’s Wednesday! It’s also 14 days before feature development ends for BuddyPress 1.8, so let’s recap where we’re all at!
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Wednesday updates! How’s your BuddyPress gone this week, feature leads?
Let’s try something new; each Wednesday, would people leading on a headline feature for 1.8 please publish a brief progress update to the weekly update post.
Doesn’t matter when on Wednesday, as long as it’s still Wednesday wherever you are
I’m hoping this will increase visibility of things that are in development, as it’s hard for someone not going to the dev chats or reading the IRC logs to find out the current status of a particular feature, and in turn help us keep 1.8 on schedule.
I’ll post mine later to kick things off!
Unfortunately, BuddyPress’ application to be a mentoring organisation for GSoC 2013 was rejected. We’d like to thank everyone who helped put together the application and ideas pages, and those who volunteered to be a mentor. However, WordPress got in!
If those people would still like to mentor a WordPress project, or you’re a student and you’d like to work on a BuddyPress project, then I’d encourage you to applying as a mentoring or student to the WordPress project. Check out make/core for details.
The GSoC Mentoring Organisation deadline passed 10 minutes ago… and BuddyPress did submit on time We find out on April 8th 17:00 UTC if we’ve been accepted into GSoC or not.
Big thanks to everyone for helping to pull together the various bits of paperwork; special shoutouts to @karmatosed and @mercime who put in long hours!
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What does this mean? 1.7′s pretty close to being released You can help by:
This year, BuddyPress is going to apply for GSoC 2013. In previous years, we’ve tagged along under the WordPress application, but we’re going it alone this time! I’m taking care of the application, but I need the community’s help in building the list of project ideas, and finding potential mentors.
I’ve borrowed a bunch of text for this post from Jen’s WP Core post :)
If you want to volunteer to be a mentor, you need to be good enough with WP + BP coding that you generally don’t need oversight to get it right, and have enough time to be available to your student for feedback and code review (at least once per week).
The time commitment can be anywhere from one hour to ten hours per week, depending on how far along your student’s project is, and what there is for you to review; an hour or two a week is typical.
You get an awesome GSoC tshirt at the end! I’ve directly approach a bunch of qualified people already, so if I’ve spoken to you, no need to post again here. But if you want to be a mentor, leave a comment on this post with a short/one-paragraph bio about yourself, what kinds of projects you are interested in/qualified to mentor, and links to your website, wordpress.org profile, and twitter account.
The more project ideas the better. There’s no shortage of good BuddyPress project ideas, but these all need to be written up. The Project Ideas list is the most important part of our application. The projects must be code, though, not design or documentation, etc.
List your project ideas in a comment on this post. Please give it a title, and a short one-paragraph description. If there’s a ticket or relevant thread somewhere, link to it.
BP GSoC Meeting
On Monday 25th at 19:00 UTC, we have a quick meeting on IRC to review progress with our GSoC application, and to discuss anything else GSoC-related.
We’re planning an quick dev meeting for Monday 25th at 19:00 UTC to review our GSOC application & ideas progress.
We can move around with the time/date if it will make it possible for more people to attend, but I don’t want to move it beyond Tuesday at the latest. Ideally, any would-be mentors will be at the meeting to contribute. We’ll reach out to people to confirm we’ve accepted them as mentors before this meeting.
Agenda for next dev chat (Wed, same time and place as usual).
As always, this week’s dev chat is Wednesday at the normal time of 19:00 UTC.
We’ll be talking about the beta, and reviewing any outstanding tickets for 1.7.