General Summary as of December 23, 2015

This is a compilation of dev chats held in December 2nd, 9th, and 16th. There was no official dev chat last Dec. 23, we just had some BP Holiday fun.

Minor Releases

BuddyPress 2.4.4

BuddyPress 2.5.0

  • BP Beta 1: February 8, 2016
  • BP RC 1 (string freeze): February 22, 2016
  • BP 2.5.0 Target Release Date: March 2, 2016

Feature scope continued from last November 25:

Email API and customisation features (#6592) @djpaulgibbs reported Things are going well with the new feature.

Comment syncing between activity and post comments for Custom Post Types (#6482) @im4th will try to update patch and write unit tests.

Screen notifications settings page (#6712) @rayisme

Accessibility Improvements Part 2 (has tickets) @mercime

developer.buddypress.org @tw2113 has started work on the parser and fixing errors.

Navigation API tweaks for single items (#6534) @boonebgorges will be working on this for the next 2 weeks.

Create New Invitations API (#6210) @dcavins will update patches. @boonebgorges will be working on this for the next 2 weeks.

BuddyPress Embeds for activity, user profiles, groups (#6772) @rayisme has started working on this. @im4th has given feedback on the ticket.

Companion Stylesheet – Twentytwelve (#6766) @hnla has uploaded the stylesheets to trunk. Feedback welcome.

BP Users front.php (#6769) @hnla

xprofile fielddata visibility should be stored in xprofilemeta (#6413) @boonebgorges

BP JSON REST API @modemloooper. @marmaduka has volunteered to help. @djpaulgibbs and @boonebgorges were in agreement that the project would go through some documentation/vision phases before starting to write code. The BP JSON REST API would be introduced into core when the feature is “complete”, i.e.,  all read-only endpoints or an entire component, etc. This will be built as a plugin first. @djpaulgibbs also suggested that the eventual BP REST API plugin/module/eventual core integration require modern PHP.