Dev Chat Summary for September 30, 2015

BuddyPress 2.3.4

  • Tickets slated for this minor release 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
  • Fifty tickets have been closed to date. The list of tickets completed so far is available on this page.
  • There are 91 tickets left in queue.

Add UI for adding Profile Header Images for Users and Groups (#6570) Feature is in trunk. https://bpdevel.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/buddypress-2-4-0-will-introduce-cover-images-for-members-groups/
Per @im4th: Testing and feedback welcome!

Groups single item home : improve the way we deal with custom front and activity component (#6388) Feature is in trunk. https://bpdevel.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/get-ready-2-4-0-will-introduce-important-changes-in-groups-homes/ Per @im4th: Testing and feedback welcome!

Twenty Sixteen BP Companion Stylesheet. Per @hnla, this stylesheet for the upcoming default theme along with the BP companion stylesheet for Twenty Thirteen (#6533) will be released for 2.4.0. As always, testing and reporting areas which need improvements are welcome.

Template Versioning (#6642) @hnla is working with @im4th on this new feature to provide users with a list of changes to BP template files during a dev cycle @ https://github.com/imath/bp-template-checker. Discussion held in chat touched on specific processes and expectations, including: the possibility of including this for BP 2.5.0; not showing message to admins/regular users, i.e., feature is enabled when developer adds define('WP_DEBUG', true); in wp-config.php; and “show this information in a developer-y way – maybe via_doing_it_wrong() – but to be able to suppress specific notices”, among others.

Email API and customisation features (#6592) @djpaulgibbs said that he’s not sure whether this feature would make it for 2.4.0 where it would also allow time for testing and feedback. He thanked @timersys and @shanebp for feedback on his latest updates. Calling those who volunteered to get involved on Slack🙂

Use wp_editor for “multi line text area” xprofile field in frontend (#5625) @boonebgorges is working on this ticket and will “try to carry it across the finish line for 2.4.0.”

@since standard not parseable with phpDocumentor 2 (#6576) @tw2113 has completed the standardization of @since tags for all components to pave the way for the upcoming developer.buddypress.org. In addition, he left a friendly reminder that “WP docs standards do say to have inline comments treated as proper sentences, so capitalize the first letter and provide punctuation please.”

Slack log: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/buddypress/p1443639711001089