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Community Engineering Newsletter, November 05 – 09, 2018

Adobe Team

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 contribute, or have questions, check the links to recordings, project boards, and more.


Check the Magento Community Engineering Google Calendar for all events:

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Community Engineering November Livestream – MSI!

DATE/TIME: November 16, 2018 - Noon CST / 7pm CET


Something for everyone: contributors, merchants using and interested in MSI, partners for configuring, and extension developers.

The presenters include:


2.3.0 Beta News

Release Notes | Quick Start |  DevDocs | User Guides

  • The RTM package for 2.3.0 completing Friday/Monday depending on final merges/issues.
  • Watch for updates posting soon for the GA 2.3.0 release.
  • Final Beta package is: magento/project-community-edition=2.3.0-beta32
  • DevDocs and Admin User Guides will continue to update as needed.



Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Igor Minialilo

Magento Coordinator: Igor Minialilo and Igor Gorin

    • Repackaged MSI 1.0.1 with bug fixes and README updates as part of 2.3.0 release.
  • README information added to all modules. The info includes an overview of the module and links to additional documentation in DevDocs. Thanks toVadim Justus(@_justus) @ Techdivision and Kevin Harper. Example:
  • The first store using Magento2+MSI is live at! Cheers to Bartek Szymański @ Strix.
  • Discussions in progress with Magento Order Management for connector development to support MCOM + MSI. Technical design specs in progress and expected in January 2019 to gain Community development support.
  • Began grooming for Milestone 3. We will update the MSI Roadmap and ZenHub project to get feedback from the Community.
  • MFTF test coverage reached 145 tests, additional documentation and infrastructure changes being worked on - thanks to John Stennett and Tom Erskine

MFTF test coverage:



Meeting recordings:



Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Valeriy Nayda

Magento Coordinator: Valeriy Nayda and Igor Gorin

Meeting recordings:


PWA Studio

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

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

  • Sprint 28 Focused on cloud enablement, payments, and merging outstanding PRs
  • Community grooming complete and focused on new discovery efforts for Wishlist and Ratings feature integration
  • Initial discovery/grooming for documentation enhancements regarding tutorials for PWA Studio and Venia
  • Demo: Improved REST API in DevDocs, offline and browser fallback experience, Venia updates for nav/routing, basic search and offline experience (link below)
  • Coding efficiency up 10% per @Gitential


Meeting recordings:


Async Import & Bulk API Project

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Community Project Maintainer: Alex Lyzun from comwrap

Magento Coordinator:  Volodymyr Kublytskiy and Igor Gorin



Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator:  David Manners and Igor Gorin

Special Achievement PR:

  • Feature/import success page improvement, by Stani: #138

Merged PRs: 

  • Feature/import success page improvement – showing how many products have been imported in the success page rather than just a Successful Import message, by Stani: #138
  • Feature/import behavior improvement, by Stani: #139
  • Added $_regionCollection property to class – cleanup work, by Max: #140
  • Added $websiteString property to test class – cleanup work, by Max: #142
  • Removed parameter from constructor inside CustomTest class, by Denis Pepec: #149


  • Added a proposal for the asynchronous import: #40

Meeting recording:



Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

Testing strategy information from Tom on next steps for MFTF and Special Projects:

  • Going forward immediate wins: bugs resolved, locating critical bugs, adding test coverage, and managing skipped tests.
  • Bigger picture: requirements coverage, test scope, cohesive list of tests, catalog and cart critical coverage, test stability and tech debt especially with updates from MFTF, Selinium, CLI, etc.
  • Key pillars bigger push in getting automated tests in with Community: helping build tests, getting tests added to repositories, and much more.
  • Events will be promoted on how to get started with MFTF and testing in projects for issues and PRs.


Localization and Translations

Slack | Japanese GitHub | Magento CrowdIn | Google Doc

Magento Coordinator: Volodymyr Kublytskiy, Piotr Kaminski, and Igor Gorin

  • Working on updating and creating Admin accounts on CrowdIn.
  • DevDocs updates in progress for contribution guidelines.


Magento 2

Project Board | GitHub| Slack

  • 52Pull Requests merged to the core
  • 30Pull Requests created
  • 17new issues created
  • 69closed issues 


Magento Architecture

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

  • We are using a new process for adding topics to Architectural Discussion meetings. All meeting notes will be listed as issues with the label meeting notes. For example, November 14
  • Merged: Typo constroller to controller, #41
  • Merged: New workflow for meeting notes, by Olga Kopylova, #45
  • Merged: Remove __sleep and __wakeup, by Alex Horkun, #35
  • Proposed: Standard Promises, by Alex Horkun, #42
  • Agenda in progress for November 14, 2018 meeting



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