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Community Engineering Newsletter, February 18 - 22, 2019

New Contributor

Get a quick update on all Community Engineering projects including completed and in-progress stories, features, and testing. Welcome new contributors joining your community projects. Check open requests and good first issues in the project boards.


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Project Board | GitHub | Slack |DevDocs | User Guide

Magento Coordinator: Igor Minialilo and Igor Gorin

  • Store Pickup started progress at Magento Live: Australia. See the PRs and Issues!
  • Slava reviewed and discussed regression testing and bug fixes.
  • Currently we are in full manual regression testing of 1.1.0 with 2.3.1, on Commerce Cloud and Open Source to ensure all Magento editions are supported.

Release discussions:


Meeting recordings:



Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

Magento Coordinator: Valeriy Nayda and Igor Gorin

2.3.2 Release:




PWA Studio

Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

Magento Coordinator: James Zetlen, Andrew Wilcox, and Igor Gorin

  • PWA 2.0.0 Release: 
    • Shipped our latest release of PWA Studio on 2/21, check out our release notes to see the latest and greatest including:
      • Introduction of new UPWARD specification for NodeJS AND PHP 
      • Venia portability and modularity
      • New checkout, account creation, pagination, and loading features in Venia 
      • And more…
    • Release Notespwa-2-0-2-22-2019.png

  • Demo: 
    • Product Options and Configuration, by Serunde
  • 2 Community PRs in the last week including: 
  • 46 (-57%) commits in the last week
  • 12 Contributors (-25%) in the last week


Meeting Recordings:


Asynchronous Import & Bulk API Project

Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs Bulk API & Async API

Community Project Maintainer: Alex Lyzun from comwrap

Magento Coordinator:  Volodymyr Kublytskiy and Igor Gorin




Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

Magento Coordinator: Sheila Shrewsbury

  • MFTF 2.3.14patch release is now available.  This patch release will enable the command.php file to timeout CLI commands after one minute of inactivity, allowing the test and build to continue execution in case the given command is hanging.
  • Collaborating with the Engcom team to leverage our community for MFTF test contribution. TheMTF migration to MFTF project boardis now available to the community! 


MFTF Conversion

GitHub | Project Board | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Alex Kolesnyk

  • Release DevBlog on the new project
  • Check the Project Board
  • The wiki will be updated with additional information for labels and processes


Magento 2

Project Board | GitHub| Slack

  • 47 Pull Requests merged to core
  • 70 Pull Requests created
  • 61 new issues created
  • 48 closed issues


Magento Architecture

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Olga Kopylova

  • [Proposed] MC-13864: Consumer always read config from memory, #91
  • [Proposed] Using phpro/grumphp for local quality check, #92
  • [Proposed] Service communication exception handling, #94
  • 1 PRs closed

Services Isolation



Magento Coding Standards

GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Lena Orobei

  • Every new not accepted yet rule is marked with `need to discuss` label. Everyone is welcome to leave feedback in these issues.
  • [Issue] Permission denied when cloning from the repo, #42
  • [PR] #24: [New Rule] Static methods SHOULD NOT be used, #41
  • 2 Issues closed
  • Community Dashboard is a project tracking entered issues