We’re postponing tomorrow’s dev chat (2nd January) due to holidays. Back as usual on 9th January.
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Mercime and Timothy Carey are discussing. Toggle Comments
Notes from today’s dev chat:
- Congrats all around.
- Everyone is keeping an eye on trac and the support forums for blockers.
- Codex team wants better codex architecture. One is in the works using a post type and taxonomies;
- Core team taking next week off from dev chat. Will resume on October 5.
- Codex team is still free to wrangle each other together to meet.
Notes from today’s meeing:
- Responsive bp-default needs massaging
- Another Beta today’ish (not ready for RC yet)
- readme.txt still needs updating
Notes from today’s dev meeting:
- Normalize actions in directory templates (done!)
- Rejig the warnings for active/loaded components
- Update the readme.txt
- RC this week
Minutes of November 3rd dev chat:
BuddyPress1.2.7 release out towards the end of next week to fix a few important bugs that have been found in 1.2.6 (#2203, #2699 and #2685).
BuddyPress 1.3 roadmap items assigned to core devs, except basic profile privacy which is to be reviewed in a couple of weeks. A few new smallish features have been added, and we’ll post links to the relevant trac tickets as-and-when here.
Finally, we decided that dev chats will now happen every Wednesday at 19:00 UTC.
Tom, Release of BuddyPress Privacy Component Pushed Back One Week, and John James Jacoby are discussing. Toggle Comments
BuddyPress 1.2.6 release
Ticket 2587 is the only blocker. 1.2.6 is likely to be released by the end of this week.
A lot of key internal functions regarding the permalinks and active components have been changed, and we’d like any more feedback from tests of non-standard installations, such as deactivating components and turning things on and off.
Future releases will have an improved, more predictable release schedule, such as how the core WordPress team handles releases. BuddyPress’ core dev team and contributors will be considering this when 1.2.6 is shipped and work starts on 1.3, probably in the next couple of dev chats.
Boone has been continuing to improve the website; check out the cool ‘topics I started’ page. More is on the way, and as always, volunteers are welcome to help improve the Codex: see this discussion for more details.
BuddyPress.org & BuddyPress Codex updates
Boone reported that he will soon be adding a “My Topics” tab to the Support forum view (showing both replied to and started topics) on bp.org, pending further testing. The aim is to improve usability.
Mercime and Boone have also begun to implement big changes to the codex. If you visit the codex, you’ll notice that there has been some reorganisation. They are moving over some of the content that mercime created from scratch in his wiki mockup but it would be nice if others would pitch in and fill in some of the gap.
As we’ve fixed a lot of important issues in this upcoming release, they need to be tested thoroughly to ensure a solid release. We encourage everyone who wants to help speed up the release by testing the latest 1.2 branch version of BuddyPress; we’d particularly welcome any feedback around the activity stream.
Remember that http://testbp.org/ always runs the latest development version, so to avoid updating your live site, you can help by testing on there.
bbPress-BuddyPress feature discussion
John James Jacoby, who is also a lead developer of bbPress, says that from BuddyPress’ perspective, it should be a graceful transition to the upcoming version of bbPress. The plan is for no existing features to be removed, but instead of being bundled with BuddyPress, users will be directed to http://wordpress.org/extend to install it.
Importantly, BuddyPress’ forums component will be rewritten to abstract it away from being bbPress-specific, so that support can be added to BuddyPress for other forum systems.
Google Summer of Code
BuddyPress had three projects in this year’s Google Summer of Code:
- EventPress and BP Custom Posts, by Kunal Bhalla.
- BuddyPress Moderation and BP-Media, by Francesco Laffi
- BuddyPress ScholarPress Courseware, by Stas Sușcov
All the projects are great, so we recommend that you check them out.
Custom Post Types
Custom post types will come to BuddyPress 1.4, as previously planned.
There are only a few tickets left. Due to changes in some essential core functions, we will be making available a release candidate soon so that more testing can be carried out.
There are about 10 tickets, most of them fairly small, standing between us and 1.2.6. The thorniest issue is #2000, which concerns duplicate items in the activity stream. After some discussion, it sounds like this ticket might get punted. JJJ on 1.2.6 timing: “hopefully by next week”.
Boone reports progress on two fronts:
1) mercime has been working on an outline for a reorganization of the Codex. Dev and community feedback is requested. Check it out here:
2) Boone now has access to the buddypress.org theme and plugins, and will be beginning the process of applying patches next week.
A poll will appearing soon on buddypress.org where community members can vote for what gets put on the roadmap.
All in attendance agreed that spam is a can of worms. Several ideas for combatting spam, both on bp.org and within BuddyPress itself, were floated, ranging from foxly’s discussion from a few months back, JJJ’s in-progress Honeypot, and Humanity. peterkirn and others are planning to start a group on buddypress.org to continue the conversation and offer up some suggestions.
Small strides are being made, both in plugin-land and in the core, toward the possibility of a longtime dream, multi-BP (or is it BPMU?)
Finally, the all-important issue of who’s in charge was thoroughly discussed. Thanks for a good meetup!
mercime and gez are discussing. Toggle Comments
Overdue trunk merge / 1.2.6
John said that 1.2.6 is targeted for next week. Once that’s out, he’ll merge the 1.2 branch into trunk. Yippee!
Roadmap item discussion
All present went through each item on the roadmap suggestion list; some were excluded as they were deemed to be more suitable for plugins. What’s happening now is I will be sending that list to John and Andy so they can add in any items they want (such as custom post type support) and then a poll will be put up the website where people can give direct feedback as to when/if they’d like to see certain features in core. Watch this space.