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Community Engineering Newsletter, September 24 – 28, 2018

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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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Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Igor Minialilo

  • We discussed Milestone 2 Regression status. See for details.
  • We resolved a conflict between MSI and Dot Mailer Enterprise Extension bundle, which previously prevented installation with both extensions simultaneously.
  • We resolved an issue and unblocked MSI B2B with Magento Commerce Cloud.
  • We applied the same branching strategy to align with Magento projects. We introduced the 2.3.0-release and 2.3-develop branches.
  • Amasty published a blog post sharing their experiences during their contribution with Magento 2.3 and MSI:
  • Amasty plans to work on an extension to further extend Magento MSI called Advanced MSI for Magento 2.
  • Depending on 2.3 Beta releases this week and next, MSI should install as a CBE.

Meeting recordings:



Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Valeriy Nayda

Current PRs status:

  • 1 PR has been merged (40 since 2018-07-01)
  • 11 PRs have "Development in Progress" status (Most of these PRs close are to finish and will be merged soon)
  • 2 PRs have broken builds but without progress

PRs  Special Achievements status:

  • Travis API-functional testsuite automated execution, Yaroslav Rogoza(@rogyar)from Atwix: #188  
    Special Achievement. Primary tests for GraphQL are API-functional. But now they don’t run on Travis.
  • [CONCEPT] GraphQL shipping address coverage, Vitalii Boiko (@VitaliyBoyko) from Atwix: (DEVELOPMENT IN PROGRESS)
    Complex – in scope of this PR will be provided concept for shipping address coverage (DEVELOPMENT IN PROGRESS) 
    Based on the PR , additional tasks will be created.

Architecture side status:

Issues/blockers status:

  • Issue with Sanity Check job of PAT build for a few GraphQL Prs was resolved and merged (in scope of 4 PRs to CE, EE, B2B, Infrastructure) - #132
  • Issue with B2B API-functional tests (related to bad tests isolation) is under development - #182, Test #1529

Action points / Ideas:

  • Rewards for PRs in Architectural - Will be available next week
  • Filling data about GraphQL in Magento Community Portal

Meeting recording:


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

  • Async Merged PR into Redis integration branch for continued work: Create KeyValue framework module - #11
  • Async Merged PR: Add support HTTP Deletge method for async bulk request… - #15
  • Async Opened PR: Async import redis framework - #16
  • Bulk API Opened PR: Add topic description feature - #30




Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator:  David Manners


PWA Studio

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator:  Eric Erway and James Zetlen

  • Sprint 25 completed with a focus on UX/documentation and Create Account basics from Bargreen (auth)
  • Review/merge continues with contributions from comwrap, Bargreen Ellingsen. and others
  • Release structure updated for dev/production branches of PWA Studio (tagging)
  • Bargreen Ellingsen picked up basic search for Venia to begin development; recently groomed (#264)
  • Martin Hansen (mhhansen) is helping with PR reviews and approvals with the continuing growth of contributions
  • Coding efficiency up 23% and velocity up 11% respectively per @Gitential (week/week)

Meeting recordings:


Magento 2

Project Board | GitHub| Slack


Magento Architecture

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

  • Proposed – Service isolation by Anton Kril - #29
  • Proposed – OMCONNECT-91: Add OPTIONS to Allowed Methods in Web API by Jacob Brown - #31
  • October 3rd Agenda started



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