#weekly-updates thread for the week of March 24th. What’s been happening in BuddyPress land, contributors?
#weekly-updates thread for the week of March 10th. If you’ve been contributing to BuddyPress this last week, please leave an update here with what you worked on and how it’s going, and if/what help you need.
Fact of the day: eight years ago today marks the date when the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter attained Martian orbit. It’s still out there today, doing wonderful Marsy things.
#weekly-updates time! As I write, it’s only about 303 days to Christmas, and about 30 days until the scheduled date for 2.0 beta 1. For people who are contributing towards specific tickets for 2.0, how are they going? Please post a status update here prior to Wednesday’s dev chat. Thanks!
Once upon a time, we had #agenda posts going up once a week before the dev chat. They kind of died out when we switched the frequency and time of the dev chats around, but now that we seem to be on a bit of a roll again, I’d like to suggest we try something similar.
The goal is to put individual updates in a more visible place (finding the IRC logs is kinda tricky) and, by moving a lot of the updates to this site, to free up more time in the dev chats to give everyone more time to talk to each other synchronously and ask questions. If a feature developer has other time commitments for a particular meeting, moving the updates to the bpdevel site will make sure that everyone has the opportunity to read an update from them. Let’s see how this works for a couple of weeks, and we can make changes as necessary.
I’ll publish a #weekly-updates post on this site every week, and for everyone who’s contributing to a ticket, please leave a comment on that week’s update post with a summary of you’ve done. As a prompt when writing these: tell everyone what you contributed to last week, and what you’re aiming to do this/next week.
Howdy, folks. Today’s dev chat is on as usual, but it’ll be pretty low key. We’re currently not planning to formally kick off the 2.0 development cycle until at least next week’s dev chat (22nd), which will give our survey a little more time to cook.
If anyone’s decided to contribute to 2.0 and has a particular area or focus they’d like to look at, but would like some guidance identifying some specific ticket or any help getting started, today’ll be a good time to get that help. See you there!
A couple of weeks ago, WordCamp London happened. As is becoming increasingly common, the day after the conference was Contributor Day. In a nutshell, a Contributor Day is an opportunity for you to learn how you can make your own contribution to WordPress, in a room full of friendly and helpful people.
A small group of us got together and spent the time contributing to BuddyPress; big thanks to those who stopped by, even for a quick chat. Mad props goes to Noel Tock, haykayltduk (Anand), @karmatosed, and @hnla. We spent a long fun day working on a couple of projects and brainstorming.
We’re pretty proud to share one of these with you now. Introducing a refreshed appearance for the BuddyPress Codex: new header colour, re-designed sidebar, countless typography improvements — and be sure to scroll to the very bottom of the page!
This has inspired us to focus on making many more improvements to our websites in the year ahead, and already there’s all sorts of things happening behind the scenes to make it much easier for people to contribute in these ways. Stay tuned!