- See previously BP Dev Chat summary December 7 (2022)
- In attendance: @dcavins @espellcaste @im4th
- Slack archive.
Last 11.0.0 final release tasks
Before releasing 11.0.0 on January 5, we had another look to #8783. This is still a mysterious issue we haven’t manage to reproduce yet (Displaying The Opt-outs Administration page is not generating an error for us on multisite). We also decided @im4th would package the release & draft the announcement post & @dcavins would take care of the release changelog.
Focus on the BP Messages component
Specific needs about this component BP REST API endpoint were brought to @espellcaste‘s attention (see #8696). It made him think about this component more broadly. So far BP Messages is fetching all messages belonging to a thread and he thinks we can improve this behavior and performance using pagination. He shared the roadmap we all agreed on about it:
- Remove the default behavior of loading all messages;
- Set reasonable default for
- Update the BP Theme to support pagination (currently, it loads all messages);
- Cache with
bp_core_get_incremented_cache– The same approach used in the Activity component;
- Apply the same suggestions to the recipients’ query.
How do you see BuddyPress at the end of 2023?
That’s the question we took a few minutes to try to reply to.
- @espellcaste‘s priority is mostly dev-focused: a developer reference site, BP GraphQL Extension, PHPCS/PHPDoc Improvements, VSCode BP Extension,
- @dcavins would like to see a simple “private site” option land in BP, he believes another big possibility is to make core BP template pieces “insertable” using the WP Site Editor.
- @im4th‘s predictions are: “To me, at the end of 2023, BuddyPress Activities will use the Blocks API, the Post Form will be a block based one and we’ll have a brand new Block Templates based theme”.
We’ve also discussed about:
- the opportunity to move the Site Wide Notices feature outside of the BP Messages one,
- splitting optional components into plugins,
- community media,
- the ActivityPub protocol to make BuddyPress a bridge between WordPress sites.
- the need to organize all the feedbacks we got from last year to take wise decisions.
@espellcaste has a conflict of meeting, so he won’t be able to attend future meetings. @im4th & @dcavins are flexible about the meeting day and time (as long as it’s after 19:30 UTC for @im4th), let’s find asap a new day to “biweekly” meet!