- See previously BP Dev Chat summary (August 21)
- In attendance: @espellcaste @boonebgorges @johnjamesjacoby @IAmTheWebb & @im4th
- Slack archive
- Second beta release: September 10.
- First release candidate: ~ September 16.
- 5.0.0 release: ~ September 30.
Issues & Feedbacks about the first beta release
IAmTheWebb reported that he hasn’t noticed any regression issues but also informed us he hasn’t found the time to test the new features yet. The lack of ticket report is a bit worrying as it makes us wonder if the beta1 has actually been tested by BuddyPress plugin or theme developers 🤔.
@boonebgorges explained it wasn’t easy to test the BP REST API as it required building clients. Having the BP REST API documentation site available would probably help.
The BP REST API documentation site
@johnjamesjacoby & @netweb have been working on the developer.wordpress.org needed set-up to host the BP REST API documentation site. Although we are very confident they will soon fix #4601-meta, we decided to wait until September 20 before applying our backup plan.
In case we can’t make it on developer.wordpress.org @im4th will buy a specific domain name for the staging site we used to write the documentation and we’ll make this site widely available.
BuddyPress plugin & theme developers will be able to consult The BP REST API documentation before the 5.0.0 release 💯.
Hello BuddyPress modal
BuddyPress 3.0.0 introduced this modal to replace the Welcome Screen. We use it to inform about the new features introduced in the new major releases of BuddyPress.
@im4th shared a patch on #8132 to make this modal more inline with the WordPress Administration styles. @johnjamesjacoby shared his thoughts about it on the ticket and agreed during dev-chat that matching core’s modal would be best.
@im4th is 🇫🇷 so there are probably some english mistakes in the text parts of the patch. BuddyPress contributors : don’t hesitate to find and fix them 🙏
We decided to package a second beta next week to remind our contributors we need their help to test our contributions. Let’s not wait for the stable release to find bugs we could have avoided during the beta period!
PS: @dcavins couldn’t attend to the dev-chat but recently shared in our Slack channel he will soon publish an overview about the changes introduced by the BP Invitations API 👌.