Q1 Roadmap Preview

In December, the Pressbooks team spent some time planning our roadmap for Q1 2019. We’ve got some exciting projects planned for the next few months. Here’s some of what we’ll be working on: Rebuilding the Export page with progress indicators during exports, improved management of export files, and full keyboard accessibility Adding progress indicators to […]

Sprint Preview: December 3–14

Our last full sprint of the year will be focused on bug fixes following our latest release and planning for the Pressbooks 5.7.0 and McLuhan 2.7.0 (plus Buckram 1.3.0) release cycles. We’ll be compiling ideas for implementation in the Pressbooks 5.7.0, McLuhan 2.7.0, and Buckram 1.3.0 GitHub projects.

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 […]