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Community Engineering Newsletter, September 11 – 15, 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.


Check the Magento Community Engineering Google Calendar for all events:

slack.png Join us on Slack:

Looking for a specific channel? Check the gist, search channels, or check the project links below!


Community Engineering Survey

Thank you for completing the survey!

We received a great amount of completed surveys and comments from the community. Currently, we are reviewing the results and discussing options and opportunities to respond. Again, thank you for your feedback.


Release Announcement


Community Hangout: Magento Public Backlog & Slack

GitHub | Backlog Project | Slack


  • We announced and walked through the Magento 2 public Backlog Project, including highlights on many special projects and work completed, in-flight, and in the backlog.
  • Please read over the readme for complete details. This is intended for viewing, not adding new issues. All items on the project are not in a prioritized list.
  • All issues are labeled as Community or Internal. Some items may link out to other project repositories and wikis for complete details.
  • We also added a Public Backlog channel in Slack for general questions.
  • If looking to join a new project, check in Slack for a project channel, ask in the General channel, and check the GitHub projects linked in this newsletter and others.

Stream recording:


Contributor Guide notices

DevDocs | Contributor Guide | Coding Standards

  • We added notices to the Contributor guide regarding changes to accepted Pull Requests and code contributions for Community Contributions.
  • v2.1 End of ContributionAs of September 17, 2018, we no longer accept contributions to the v2.1 release line. Continue submitting contributions for the v2.2 and v2.3 release lines. We made this change to increase our focus on issue investigations and pull request approvals for v2.2 and v2.3 release lines.
  • v2.2 Contribution NoticeAs of September 17, 2018, in an effort to keep 2.2 and 2.3 releases aligned, we will only accept pull requests to 2.2-develop that contain changes already existing in 2.3-develop. We recommend submitting pull requests to 2.3-develop then back porting the changes to 2.2-develop.
  • v2.3 Contribution NoticeAs of September 17, 2018, in an effort to keep 2.2 and 2.3 releases aligned, we accept pull requests to 2.3-develop and encourage back ports to 2.2-develop. We no longer accept pull requests to the v2.1 or v2.0 release lines to focus all development efforts on v2.3 and v2.2.



Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Igor Minialilo


Meeting recordings:



Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Valeriy Nayda

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

  • Work is in-progress on Bulk API performance optimization with support of key-value storages and Redis as reference implementation
  • Work is in-progress on EAV attributes caching
  • Thanks to contributors at Meet Magento Poland Contribution Day for increased participation to the project and PRs




Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Volodymyr Kublytskiy

  • Implemented general structure of module for postal code and address auto filling and keeping experiments with Google Maps Platform and Madefor to prove concept


PWA Studio

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator:  Eric Erway and James Zetlen

  • Sprint 24 closed focused on middle-tier architecture, navigation and several UX and documentation updates
  • Sprint 25 underway focused on reviewing/merging, GraphQL/API discovery for navigation, UX/documentation updates
  • Key commits to account creation and CMS this week from Bargreen and Comwrap; currently reviewing/merging
  • This week’s grooming for Venia MVP on finalizing order confirmation and configurable products
  • See this Invision for the latest approved screens for developing Venia
  • Coding hours up 111% and commits up 32% per @Gitential (week/week)

Meeting recordings:



Project Board | GitHub | Slack


Magento 2

Project Board | GitHub| Slack


Magento Architecture

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

  • Proposal for MDE (Magento Developed Extension) project structure -#25
  • Proposal to remove proposal folder. PRs function as the proposal of information and structure - #24
  • Continuing updates and research for the proposal to deprecate JS Component mixins - #23


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