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Community Engineering Newsletter, October 15 - 19, 2018

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


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2.3.0 Beta News

Release Notes | DevDocs

  • Continued Beta updates available.
  • See DevDocs for install instructions and release updates.
  • Potential GA in November 2018, see Magento 2.3 availability.




Wiki | Blog | Twitter | Slack

  • We are continuing to receive PRs and issue validation, thank you!
  • Entering our last 2 weeks, contribute and earn an awesome shirt and points.
  • Submit 5 PRs AND/OR validate 10 issues across any Magento Repo between October 1 – 31. You get credit for the submissions, even if merges occur after October.
  • When validatingGitHub Issues, see our GitHub Issues Processing Workflow.
  • When submitting PRs, see our Contributor Guide.

Important Note: All issues are currently verified with the Automated Contributor Assistant. All issues in backlogs and repos can be worked on for SQUASHTOBERFEST credit. A specific label is not needed.



Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Igor Minialilo

Milestone 2 and 2.3.0 status:

Weekly updates:

  • Weekly Status: 18 merged PRs, 3 open PRs, 26 closed issues, 24 new issues
  • Regression continues with many tests verified and updated, with updates merged to 2.3.0-release.
  • In the demo we discussed the preparation for 2.3 release.
  • MSI officially is deprecating APIs for CatalogInventory module in Open Source and ScalableInventory in Commerce.
  • B2B and MSI integrations for APIs have 3 entered issues. These are being reviewed and worked on by Lars Rottig (@larsroettig) from TechDivision.
  • Kevin Harper released DevDocs for Inventory Management, including deprecated core APIs and architecture overview.

slack.png Seeking input for Milestone 3! Post your input on our Slack or to this Twitter message.




Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Valeriy Nayda

Current PRs status:

PRs Special Achievements status:

Action points / Ideas:


Meeting recordings:


Bulk API & Async Import Project

Bulk API: Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Async: Project Board | GitHub

Community Project Maintainer: Alex Lyzun from comwrap

Magento Coordinator:  Volodymyr Kublytskiy

  • Artem Komarov (@ualinker) from Trilix worked on a PR #22 that implements Redis database module for Magento that in the future will be used by Async import for storing operation statuses.
  • comwrap started to work on implementation of Asynchronous import module, which will be provided as separate package.
  • @vaimo-vilko provided PR #21 to change how topic names are generated, for improving future compatibilities in Async/Bulk API.



PWA Studio

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator:  Eric Erway and James Zetlen

  • Sprint 27 completed; focused on UX/documentation, configurable Product Details from Bargreen, payments.
  • Updates to Product Details (#278/#283) and pagination (#279) throughout the week; demo on Monday.
  • Grooming complete for shopping cart (#362), category sorting and filtering (#360 and #361), offline/manifest (#372 and #374).
  • Coding hours for PWA +21% this week per @Gitential including five (5) PR received from the Magento Community.


Meeting recordings:



Slack | Japanese GitHub

Magento Coordinator: Volodymyr Kublytskiy

  • Translations of Magento UI text continues through Crowdin.
  • All source available for translation is updated for the current release. The automated process extracts all data from the current release.
  • Magento is internally discussing processes for reviewing and approving translations and pulling these into a project or package.


Magento 2

Project Board | GitHub| Slack

  • 38 Pull Requests merged to the core
  • 60 Pull Requests created
  • 34 new issues created
  • 35 issues closed


Magento Architecture

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

  • Service isolation merged: #29
  • Draft for cart operations and other GraphQL improvements merged: #15
  • Proposed: Deprecate Fotorama: #33
  • Proposed: Add redeem method to the Gift card API: #34
  • Proposed: Remove __sleep and __wakeup: #35
  • Proposed: Sessions to be used only in controllers and blocks: #36


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