General Summary as of September 9, 2015

This is a compilation of dev chats held in August 26, September 1, and September 9.

BuddyPress 2.3.4

There will be a minor release coming up to address some necessary fixes and updates. Five tickets are currently slated for this release, four of which are still open.

  • The list of tickets slated for BP 2.3.4 are available on this page.
  • Release date: TBA

BuddyPress 2.4.0

  • BP 2.4.0 Beta: October 7, 2015
  • BP 2.4.0 Release: October 28, 2015
  • Features slated for this release are available in our Trac Milestone

TICKETS COMPLETED

Forty-one trac tickets have been fixed to date. The list for all tickets completed so far is available on this page. Notable:

User roles with differents profile fields (#5192) Many thanks to @boonebgorges, @Offereins, @tanner-m, and @im4th, work on this ticket has been completed and the “first killer feature for member types” is available for testing and feedback.

ONGOING WORK

Ninety-one more tickets are slated for 2.4.0 to date. You can keep updated with the complete list of these tickets on this page. The following have been highlighted in compiled chats:

xProfile Fields and Field Groups@johnjamesjacoby continues work on enhancements and fixes for the xProfile component, specifically querying & sign-up fields. Patches coming up.

@since standard not parseable with phpDocumentor 2 – (#6576) In preparation for setting up developer.buddypress.org, @djpaulgibbs posted that our current @since tags are not being parsed/extracted correctly per his tests. @tw2113 has accepted the task to convert the @since tags throughout the project and has already completed the conversion in four component folders to date.

Email API and customisation features – (#6592) @djpaulgibbs has posted the scope and vision for the first version of BuddyPress Emails. He has started work on this already in his github repo but would need to “add a bit more code” before he reaches out to all who said they wanted to help with this new feature.

Create New Invitations API – (#6210) @dcavins continues work on the Group Invitations API which needs some other trac tickets to be completed first. To start off, he has introduced a new function `groups_send_invite_by_invitee()` to handle sending a single invitation keyed by the invitee ID and group ID. In conjunction with that, he is working on adding a “manage invitations” pane to the group admin screen.

Let’s give post-form.php the love – (#6569) In ticket, @im4th, @rayisme, and @modemlooper have been in discussion about improving the UI of the Activity post form. @im4th has uploaded patches which include new hooks and reorganization of the post form. @im4th added, “We want to make it possible for any plugin to add custom ‘attachment’ types.”

  • @johnjamesjacoby noted that “with cover photos and avatar upload improvements, @im4th and @rayisme have both done a good job of assessing the typical user and use cases” when @modemlooper voiced his concern about adding new functionalities directly to core instead of introducing such as feature plugins first.
  • @boonebgorges mentioned that he “maintained a lot of BuddyPress sites and knew the pain of having an update introduce UX that he hadn’t prepared for. But I know how to deal with this, and it seems better than the alternative, which is disabling new stuff by default, and never having anyone use it.”
  • @rayisme said that an admin option to turn off attachments is doable and makes sense.
  • @im4th averred that new features will be extensible as usual and will include documentation.

Add UI for adding Profile Header Images for Users and Groups (#6570) and BuddyPress Modal Iframe (#6604) – @im4th has been rocking it with the new cover photos feature along with @rayisme. In the latest patches, in addition to the new UI for cover photo uploads for members and groups in the frontend, @im4th has added uploading via new BP Modals in the frontend and backend for both profile images and cover photos. Very cool, check it out🙂

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