BP Dev-Chat summary: july 1st, 2020

7.0.0 development cycle

  • @vapvarun & @mercime have tested #8317 (Many thanks to them 😍). Results are: it works using Ubuntu server, MacOs, Windows 10 Pro and better, Windows home (after enabling WSL2). @im4th believes we should include the @wordpress/env into our repository to simplify the way people can quickly have a development environment to start contributing to BuddyPress.
  • We spoke about #8291 and the attached patch to the ticket. @vapvarun tested it in current WordPress and WordPress < 5.3 successfully 👌. The patch has been committed a few days ago.
  • @im4th gave updates about the delete confirmation screens @adil has been contributing to (many thanks to him 💪). There are now confirmation screens on the same way we’re doing it for Group items when you delete a group of xProfile fields #8305, an xProfile field #8321 and an activity #8304 from their Administration screens.
  • @mercime will soon update a first patch to #8301 to improve BP Nouveau’s compatibility with Twenty Twenty.

BuddyPress.org new design

@mercime explained how she and @vapvarun could progress on the project posting tickets and patches on Meta Trac. It’s the most direct way as the bb-base and the buddypress-org themes are hosted on this SVN repository. A possible downside would be commit access, but we can always set a GitHub repository to iterate and post tickets/patches regularly on Meta Trac. @mercime is working on scheduling/organizing tasks and has shared a GANTT with the contributing team.

Homework! 👨‍🏫

At the end of our development meeting, @im4th shared about the improvements he and @boonebgorges have added to the BP Types UI plugin lately. The goal of this plugin was to explore ways to add an Administration UI to manage BuddyPress Group and Member Types. After exploring a Post Type possible road, we are now extending the WP Terms UI so that it’s possible to add/edit/delete new types and it’s possible to customize types registered by code (we’re keeping the best of both processes). Below are some screenshots about how it looks at the current stage:

Here comes the homework: how should we make these UIs available for testing to eventually include them into BuddyPress 7.0.0 (or up) ? I see 2 big options:

  • include this into core directly and use our beta releases to test it.
  • package a plugin from GitHub and ask contributors to test it.

What is/are yours? Let’s talk about it during our next dev-chat!

7.0.0 Release Schedule

  • 7.0.0-beta1: October 15
  • 7.0.0 : December 1st

Next Dev-Chat

It will happen on July 15 at 19:00 UTC and of course in #BuddyPress. If you have ideas or questions, feel free (and we are strongly encouraging you) to comment this summary to share them!

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