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Community Engineering Newsletter, March 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.


If you missed a meeting or demo, want to join a specific project and contribute, or have questions, check the links to recordings, project boards, and more.


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startup.png Translations Kick-Off Meeting

Join us in the first kick off meeting for translations project planning!

March 26th, 2019, 17:00 CET / 11am CDT - |Slack Translations 

  • Processes and plans for automating translations
  • GitHub repository and Crowdin updates
  • And much more!
  • Weekly meetings continuing every Tuesday, 17:00 CET / 11am CDT -


Release Notice! March 26, 2019

See the full details here! 2.3.1, 2.2.8. 2.1.17, M1, and so much more! Including Page Builder first GA release!



Project Board | GitHub | Slack |DevDocs | User Guide

Magento Coordinator: Igor Minialilo, Eugene Shakhsuvarov, and Igor Gorin

  • Grooming was completed for In Store Pickup. Group determined work to complete and plan out in milestones.
  • General In Store Pickup updates, by Aleksandr Kravchuk
  • Discussed refactoring of Legacy to New Inventory synchronization and proper modularity, by Riccardo Tempesta
  • The idea of performance improvement based on MySQL Triggers + comparison of existing 2.3.0 + MSI against Trigger version, by Richard Trøndheim
  • Decimal Qty comparison fix, by Lars Rottig (@larsroettig)
  • General MSI updates, by Eugene Shakhsuvarov
  • See the latest trends and tests reports for MSI, by Tom Erskine:
    • MSI in regression cycle for 1.1.0 for 2.3.1 – Estimated completion is 1 week
    • New testing is planned for post-regression cycle





Meeting recordings:



Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

Magento Coordinator:  Valeriy Nayda, Nishant Kepoor,  and Igor Gorin




PWA Studio

Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

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

  • Demo: 
    • Overview of UI components
    • Demo of Experius “whitelabel” PW


    • Readiness for 2.3.1 next week; new reviews/merges
  • 2 Community PRs in the last week including: 


Meeting recording:


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


Meeting recording:


Cloud ece-tools

GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

  • Watch the recording for the Cloud ECE-Tools Demo by Oleh Posyniak:
  • Added Reduce downtime to the Optimize deployment section of the Cloud DevDocs. This information helps reduce the amount of time it takes your store to deploy an update to production.


Adobe Experience Platform Launch (AEP)

GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator:  Igor Gorin and Eugene Shakhsuvarov


MFTF Conversion

GitHub | Project Board | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Alex Kolesnyk


Localization and Translations

Slack Japanese / Slack Translations Japanese GitHub | Magento CrowdIn | Google Doc

Magento Coordinator: Volodymyr KublytskiyPiotr Kaminski, and Igor Gorin



Magento 2

Project Board | GitHub| Slack


Magento Architecture

Project Board | GitHub | Architecture Slack | Services Isolation Slack

Magento Coordinator: Olga Kopylova

Meeting Notes: March 13, 2019 #77


  • [Merged] Fix “affected components” link, #132
  • [Merged] Fix “Component Assignments” link, #133
  • [Merged] Document regarding controllers extending each other, #101
  • [Merged] Cookies relation with modules, #123
  • [Merged] MC-13864: Consumer always read config from memory, #91
  • [Proposed] Static testing improvement, #128
  • [Proposed] Distributed deployment, #129
  • [Proposed] AsyncImport – Update endpoints for base uploads, #131

Services Isolation:


Meeting recordings:


Magento Coding Standards

GitHub | Slack | Project

Magento Coordinator: Lena Orobei


Meeting recording: