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  • Isaac Keyet 8:08 pm on September 5, 2012 Permalink
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    Plan for version 3.2 over the next week as discussed in the weekly dev chat:

    1. Complete Enhancement tickets listed in Trac by Friday
    2. Clean up Trac and move unnecessary tickets to Future Release
    3. Announce an early Beta or Alpha (however we want to word it) first thing next week (Monday)
    • Judy 8:03 pm on September 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Ive been looking to get involved, but it is unclear to me where to start. Can you offer any advice?

      • Isaac Keyet 10:18 pm on September 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        There needs to be a better getting started guide.

        Basically this is how development works for the WP for iOS app:

        1. A decision is made in the weekly dev chat (Wednesdays 15:00 UTC in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode) to work on an app update. We decide – as a community – what enhancements make the most sense to do next and what bugs/UX inconsistencies should be a priority to resolve. This process can span over multiple meetings.
        2. Tickets are gathered/created in a new milestone on the WP for iOS Trac and the major tasks are assigned to contributors, the rest are usually up for grabs. The dev cycle has a rough timeline, scope has been decided, and tasks divided, and so it starts.
        3. Each week we discuss the progress of open dev cycles in the weekly dev chat. Discussion also happens spontaneously in IRC throughout the weeks.
        4. Once enhancements are in and bugs are fixed, testing starts. We usually set aside 1/3 of each dev cycle for testing – much less than say Core WP does. This is because the user base is relatively small and there are not too many people building and testing the app outside of the core app dev team.
        5. If testing goes well, the app is submitted to the App Store for evaluation, and we draft announcements to have ready. Usually by this time we’re already discussing the next major release and any bug fix updates that may be needed for the just submitted release.

        To create your first patch you should join the weekly meeting and/or ping is in #wordpress-mobile another time to figure out where a good place would be to start based on your obj-c knowledge coming in and of course where your strengths lie in general. After it’s been discussed you get assigned or assign yourself to tickets as needed in Trac and start cranking. Create a patch with the diff and upload that to the ticket and ask someone to review it. If it goes through, you’ll be on the contributors list in the next announcement!

        Looking forward to talking more about all this. Is there anything that’s unclear still? Any and all feedback that would’ve helped you get started would probably help others so feedback is much appreciated.

      • Isaac Keyet 2:50 am on September 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Judy, have you found your way around the app yet?

  • Dan 8:45 am on August 2, 2012 Permalink
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    Here’s the dev chat summary for this week. We discussed more than WPiOS this week but since we don’t have a mobile p2 yet I will just put all of the notes here:

    WordPress for iOS

    • We celebrated the submission of 3.1 to the app store!
    • We chatted about what needs to be done for 3.1.1, and how it may impact the 3.2 timeline. In order to squash the bugs in the 3.1.1 roadmap we will probably need to push back the 3.2 submission until the 2nd or 3rd week of September.
    • We figured a 3.1.2 release will also be important to prepare once we start getting feedback from users on 3.1 when it is out in the wild. Less people will have to work on this release though, so we can put some people on 3.2 dev while others hammer out the 3.1.2 fixes.
    • We agreed on the feature list for 3.2, with a wild card being contentEditable. @irbrad is going to see if it is feasible to include in 3.2 and will report his findings at next week’s meeting.

    Other Stuff

    • We thought it would be a good idea to add featured image and gallery support to all of the major apps at relatively the same time, perhaps around the same time as the 3.2 launch.
    • We discussed the upcoming BB 10 release, and @daniloercoli mentioned he has a proof of concept of a WP app that uses WebWorks (HTML5).
    • The WP7 app needs some lovin’. A few of us volunteered to do a dev iteration on the app once we get out of the WPiOS madness. Discussed adding local draft support and making sure it runs well on Windows Phone 8.
  • Isaac Keyet 8:38 pm on July 25, 2012 Permalink
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    In this week’s weekly dev talk we decided on a few things related to WordPress for iOS:

    WPiOS 3.2 (tentative) Road Map

    • Aiming for a shorter release cycle than 3.1, planning has already begun and will continue until Aug 3
    • Dev cycle will be Aug 6-31, low hanging fruit and tickets pushed to 3.2 from 3.1 milestone are prioritized
    • 1 week of testing first week of September, then submit

    Early enhancement list for version 3.2 as discussed in this meeting and before:

    • (pending investigation) ContentEditable visual editor for iOS5+ devices as outlined in previous proof of concepts. Details about this coming to see if it’s feasible to fit into 3.2. Related enhancements:

      • Post Editor toolbar would have to go or be heavily updated (so that it’s obvious that you can upload media, preview, etc even if you’re not currently editing the main post content). Most likely the formatting toolbar and the post editor toolbar should become the same thing with conditionals for each state.
      • Post Editor should be scrollable so you can preview all content when the keyboard is hidden
      • Media settings screen from tapping an image thumb in the editor (delete/preview may be the only option for now)
      • Image realignment (preferably by tapping and dragging but we need to think it through).
    • Infinite scroll for Comments List
    • App settings in in-app Settings view
    • WPcom:

      • Push notifications for .org blogs through Jetpack
      • Simple, 1.0 Notifications view in the app sidebar for WPcom blogs, with push notifications for each type.
      • Settings panel for push notifications (should probably go in Settings > Edit Blog or Settings directly if the setting is per-account and not per-blog).
    • Sounds for pull-to-refresh and swiping actions (panels/moderation toolbar).

    It would also make sense to consider Featured Image support, especially if we do the image settings screen from the post editors visual editor. It’s highly requested and a relatively simple addition that would be in line with WP 3.4.

    Note: all future meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 15:00 UTC.

    • Wouter Mesker 9:57 pm on August 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Featured image support would be great!

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