Dev Chat Summary for January 6, 2016

The first dev chat of the year focused on the 2.5.0 release scope. There are currently 104 tickets slated for  this dev cycle: 22 closed and 82 active. The following were mentioned during dev chat (major features have asterisks).

API

*BuddyPress Embeds for activity, user profiles, groups (#6772) @rayisme and @im4th work on ensuring that nested embeds show up as well as preventing embeds from breaking layout, among others.

*Create New Invitations API (#6210) @dcavins has written a bunch of tests for this feature in the last two releases. He’s currently working on the actual code changes and it’s going pretty well. Ultimately, he mentioned he’d like nearly all of the  features of Boone’s Invite Anyone plugin to be rolled in.

*A new API to manage single items navigation (#6534) @boonebgorges

*Email API and customisation features (#6592) @djpaulgibbs will be ready for review in a week or so. He has done lots of work on it and has recently posted an extensive technical update in ticket.

*Group Types API (#6784) @boonebgorges

BLOGS

*Comment syncing between activity and post comments for Custom Post Types (#6482) @im4th has patch which ready for  review/testing.

CORE

Use WP page names for BP directory pages headings (#6765) @hnla

Hooks Documentation Continued @tw2113

GROUPS

Add function to send single invitation (#6025) @dcavins is working on this in relation to the main ticket (#6210) Invitations API above.

NOTIFICATIONS

Comment notification NOT notified (#6057) @im4th will refresh the patch next week.

Screen notifications settings page (#6712) @rayisme

TEMPLATE PARTS

*Companion Stylesheet – Twenty Twelve (#6766) @hnla has committed the first pass of the SASS and compiled CSS files.

BP Users front.php (#6769) @hnla

XPROFILES

*xProfile fielddata visibility should be stored in xprofilemeta (#6413) @boonebgorges has the patch written, “just some work to do on making the migration routine less insane.”

*xProfile fields used for signup should be configurable (#6347) @johnjamesjacoby

xProfile field database schema (#6350) @johnjamesjacoby

BUDDYPRESS.ORG

*developer.buddypress.org (#5129) @tw2113 is working on the parser

GENERAL – ADMIN/UI

Accessibility Upgrades Continued @mercime

FOR NEXT WEEK:

  1. REST API
  2. “Social Network” vs. “Community Software” marketing direction

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