BP Dev-Chat summary: july 15, 2020

6.2.0 minor release

The main goal of this release is to prepare BuddyPress for the 5.5 WordPress upgrade expected to be published on august 11. The change that touch the plugin the most is the PHPMailer 6.0 upgrade that comes with WordPress 5.5. We’ve been working on a patch (see #8322) to support this PHPMailer upgrade and ensure backward compatibility with previous versions of WordPress (4.8 to 5.4). We agreed to test this ticket’s patch until july 22: the day when we plan to package a beta of 6.2.0 to let some time to BuddyPress plugin developers to test it before early august.

6.2.0 release schedule

  • 6.2.0-beta: july 22
  • 6.2.0 : ~ august 6

7.0.0 development cycle updates

@espellcaste has been working hard on improving the BP REST API and preparing the WP CLI 2.0 upgrade (see #8308).

@dcavins started putting the network invitations together (see #8139). One of its feature will include the possibility to invite users to join a group using their emails. Some changes will probably be needed into the BP REST API and the BP Nouveau Messages UI.

@im4th has been working on adding our block survey most voted block idea. A pull request is opened to feedbacks on the BP Blocks GitHub repository.

@IAmTheWebb informed he would test #8317. As this ticket is about providing a Docker testing environment, we’ll probably need to write a codex page to explain how to have it up and running.

7.0.0 release schedule

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

BuddyPress.org new design project

@mercime has been working on “sassifying” bb-base and buddypress-org themes stylesheets.

@vapvarun worked on a style guide about the project. See images below:


Unfortunately we were not able (time was over) to talk about the BP Types UI plugin, please have a look at this part of the July 1st’s Dev-Chat summary so that we can start our next meeting by this point.

Next Dev-Chat

It will happen on July 29 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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