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Questions about frontend-platform and edx-platform (AJ and David Joy)
frontend-platform contains logging, i18n, etc.
only used in MFEs
(we’ve decided in the past that frontend-platform shouldn’t be anywhere except MFEs)
AJ ran into trouble trying to write new frontend code in edx-platform
tried to pull frontend-platform into edx-platform
Treat as a temporary hack/tech debt and update later when the page becomes an MFE
making frontend-platform a dep of edx-platform
iframe in your new code into edx-platform
Extract service implementations from frontend-platform to be used directly
just saying “sorry, you need to make an MFE”
Pull Request templates: good? bad? how to make them work?
Often 90% of the template doesn’t apply
Many people don’t edit the template at all, which ends up worse than having the description empty
Much of this is down to organizational culture, OpenCraft has a template they use consistently and Braden & others get people to comply
What kind of templates are useful?
Checklist of “did you do these important things that are often forgotten?”
Guidance on “did you include this important information about this change?”
Branding: How can we keep branded edX Strings separate from the open source code (right now English string values are also edX-branded string values)
We’ll want to change wording in many places to match our branding, but only on edx.org
How do we do this in a way that plays nicely with our code, frameworks, and i18n tooling/community?
Where would the override strings live?
Will this get even harder if we want to change layout, add widgets, etc.?
Isn’t this what the community has wanted from theming for ages, and now it’s our problem also?
It’s possible to merge po files such that one takes priority, which could handle some cases: https://stackoverflow.com/a/1894071 (use a translation file to replace the text in the open source code with our branded text)
Backlog of Questions/Discussions
This section lists a backlog of previous proposed topics that haven’t yet been discussed.
React - Discussions Forum - editor input - draft JS
Shopping cart deprecation with Diana
lessons learned, knowledge sharing on dead code, etc.