Sprint Preview: November 19-30

This sprint we’re wrapping up development and testing for Pressbooks 5.6.0 and McLuhan 2.6.0 (which includes Buckram 1.2.0). We plan to release these updates on Wednesday, November 28th. We’re also continuing research on a feature milestoned for Pressbooks 5.7.0. For more on information, you can read Dac’s blog post on his initial research from last […]

Refactoring Slow Forms Using PHP Generators and Event Streams

The form will still be slow but the user experience will be better. The user will see a progress bar and see status updates in real time. The idea is to refactor something like this: /** * A task that takes way too loooooooooooooooooooooooong… */ function task() { step1(); step2(); step3(); // step100(); } Into […]

Pressbooks and Gutenberg

We’ve been closely following the development of Gutenberg, WordPress’ new block-based editor, since its earliest technical prototypes. With the impending release of Gutenberg in WordPress 5.0 (currently scheduled for November 19), we want to provide an update to the Pressbooks community on our plans for Gutenberg integration. In brief: we have deactivated Gutenberg for Pressbooks […]

Sprint Preview: November 5–16

This sprint we are wrapping up the development and testing of Pressbooks 5.6.0 and McLuhan 2.6.0, which we intend to release in the latter half of November. This includes some final polish on the new glossary feature, adding support for HTML5 image markup using <figure> and <figcaption>, and adding the ability to target print and […]

Q4 Roadmap Preview

In Q3, we added a couple new and exciting features to Pressbooks: Image attributions (thanks to Brad and Alex at BCcampus) New shortcodes to facilitate adding more complex content We also released a new Open Source plugin, Pressbooks Shibboleth SSO, which provides bilateral Shibboleth SSO integration for Pressbooks networks. And we converted a few more […]

Sprint Preview: August 6 to 17

Here are some of the things we’ll be working on this sprint: Bug fixes for a couple of theme elements and theme options Bug fixes/improvements to our cloning tool Improving the UX of the book Table of Contents on the book homepage Continuing work on the Export page UX Continuing theme conversions to Buckram We […]