BP Dev-Chat Summary : February 16, 2022.

10.1.0 maintenance release

@im4th started the meeting asking if the team has seen something specific relative to the 10.0.0 upgrade. An issue about avatar upload was found there. So far none of us were able to reproduce the issue. @im4th wondered if it could be some users disabling the Backbone base UI in favor of the legacy one. He has tested since this situation and there is a bug preventing the avatar to be successfully uploaded in 10.0.0. It has been fixed by @oztaser into trunk and the 10.0 branch, see #8619.

@vapvarun shared about the issue rtMedia had with the Groups component, it has been fixed by the plugin authors since in plugin version 4.6.10. He also shared an issue about the Privacy page not being included into the registration form when it should. This issue is still under investigation.

Team agreed we need to package a maintenance release. We were planning to do it at the end of last week, but some other issues were reported on Trac so we prefered to delay a bit to include fix for these new issues. As soon as the last one will be fixed (See #8637), we’ll package 10.1.0 (probably later today or tomorrow).

BP Rewrites’ first beta

@im4th published an announcement post on this blog a few days ago. It’s important to prepare the plugin to be hosted on WordPress.org so that testing is made more widely. @oztaser already started to test the plugin and found some issues, fixed most of them. The one issue that is not fixed yet is the one that happens when you activate BP Rewrites before BuddyPress.

@dcavins shared his doubt about his plugins: “My doubt there is I know I’ve written plugins that run on bp_init . It will be interesting to see if they all blow up.”

That’s precisely the goal of the Backcompat mechanism the plugin is including which needs the most testing. @im4th said “The goal is to try to  have a first version with the less bugs as possible to publish it on WordPress.org plugin directory and see how it goes when used more widely. Then wait a few BuddyPress releases like 2 or 3 to be sure it’s ok to merge it into Core”.

4 to 6 months to improve the BuddyPress’ documentation site

No major releases, all energy on docs!

@im4th

We’re all in favor of spending the energy we put in building a major release into improving the documentation site. And we’ll try to do it by organizing each other wednesdays (when we usually meet to talk about BuddyPress development) a “contributing to docs hour”. From 19:30 UTC to 20:00 UTC, we’ll discussed about potential maintenance releases and from 20:00 UTC to 21:00 UTC everyone is welcome to contribute to BuddyPress documentation.

@vapvarun said we need a direct link fromt this site to the official BuddyPress site, it has been added into the “Official site resources” sidebar widget ✅. He can also contribute with walkthrough videos.

We’re all very eager to start this new type of meetings and we really hope you’ll be a lot to join us.

Next Dev-Chat

It will happen on March 02 at 19:30 UTC in #BuddyPress.

First Contributing-to-docs-hour

It will happen on March 02 at 20:00 UTC in #BuddyPress

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