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Community Engineering Newsletter, November 19 – 30, 2018

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With a holiday in the US (Thanksgiving), this week’s report/newsletter covers two weeks! We’ve had an eventful end to November with the GA release of 2.3.0, 2.2.7, 2.1.16, and M1 security patches. New features also rolled out with significant Community Engineering development and support including MSI Inventory Management, GraphQL, PWA Studio, and Core issue fixes and additions!


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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New Release News!

Release Notes | Quick Start |  DevDocs | User Guides



Project Board | GitHub | Slack |DevDocs | User Guide

Magento Coordinator: Igor Minialilo and Igor Gorin

startup.png MSI released with Magento 2.3.0!


Meeting recordings:




Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

Magento Coordinator: Valeriy Nayda and Igor Gorin

startup.png GraphQL released with Magento 2.3.0!

Current PRs status:

  • 9 PRs have been merged 
  • 14 PRs have "Development / Review in Progress" status
  • 1 PR has broken builds but without progress

PRs Special Achievements status:

Demo presentations:


  • No meeting recording this week due to tech difficulties.
  • Moving meetings to BlueJeans, nicer options for streams, recording, and better plugin. Watch for the updated meeting links!


PWA Studio

Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

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

startup.png PWA Studio released with Magento 2.3.0!

  • PWA is now availableas an open source initiative along with Magento 2.3.0 release
  • Community grooming was rescheduled this week, but updated tickets/priorities can be viewed on the project board.
  • PR#548 Including Search and Auto-complete features, by Adrian Bece (@codeAdrian)
  • PR#486 created a strong foundation for offline support in Venia, by Paul (@pcvonz)
  • 196 commits (+15%) over the final two-week sprint for 2.3 release
  • 16 Contributors (+45%) over that same time
  • As of 12:39PM CT on 11/30, achieved a 100 Lighthouse score for Magento PWA after latest release:
  • For details on hours and efficiency, see @Gitential reporting


Meeting recordings:


Async 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

  • Alex Lyzun (@nuzil) from comwrap created PR with improvements proposal for changing of ProcessorsPool logic for WebApi implementation: #28
  • Architectural PR was finally merged, and now Asynchronous import implementation is officially confirmed: #40



Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator:  David Manners and Igor Gorin

Merged PRs: 

Continuing work:

Meeting recording:


Cloud ece-tools

GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

  • Starting November 26, 2018, the Magento Cloud ece-tools repository is open to Community contributions!
  • Updates will post in the weekly newsletter tracking contributions and updates.


Magento 2

Project Board | GitHub| Slack

  • GA releases for 2.3.0, 2.2.7, 2.1.16!
  • 46Pull Requests merged to core
  • 84 Pull Requests created
  • 40 new issues created
  • 54 closed issues


Magento Architecture

Project Board | GitHub | Slack



DevDocs & MerchDocs

Site | Slack | Github | What’s New

  • GA releases of new documentation!
  • DevDocs 2.3.0, 2.2.7, 2.1.16
  • Merchant Admin User Guides (all versions and editions available)
  • Additional content releasing as we receive updates and feedback