Dev Chat Summary for September 23, 2015

BuddyPress 2.3.4

BuddyPress 2.4.0

  • Forty-four tickets have been closed to date. There are 98 tickets left. The list of tickets completed so far is available on this page.
  • @boonebgorges noted, “Those who wield the terrifying power of Commit should go through (tickets with patches) and exercise it.”

Email API and customisation features (#6592) @djpaulgibbs: “If people want to help with any particular aspect of BP emails, (you are) more than welcome to participate.” Details are available in ticket. In addition to @espellcaste and @timersys who volunteered to help out in ticket, @marmaduka and @tw2113 have also indicated their interest to do the same during dev chat.

Add UI for adding Profile Header Images for Users and Groups (#6570) @im4th has uploaded new patches based on the decisions made during dev chat and recommendation in ticket: modals are put on hold, add filter to change the default Attachments uploads directory, and some string changes. He has posted more information about how to add the new cover images in ticket for stand-alone themes with custom BP templates and still using theme compatibility as well as for those still using the bp-default theme.
Update: Post about this new feature is imminent.

Groups single item home : improve the way we deal with custom front and activity component (#6388) @im4th sought consensus on patch for 2.4.0 release. @boonebgorges gave thumbs up on the approach. @djpaulgibbs had looked at it before and had positive feedback.

BuddyPress Codex

@slaffik inquired about editing codex pages and about the avatars of article contributors which show up at the bottom of the page. He was assured that anyone who was logged in can add new articles and edit current articles. @hnla reported the avatar / author function has been broken for a while. @djpaulgibbs mentioned that the avatars code is available in meta trac but at this time, he’s concentrating on BP Emails. Just to note that all are welcome to create a ticket and provide a patch to address the issue.

Slack log: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/buddypress/p1443034876000428