PatternFly 2022 Recap
What we’ve been up to this year and what to expect for next year
2022 was a busy year. Beijing became the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics. Queen Elizabeth died at age 96. Severe heat waves caused record-high temperatures in many places across Europe. And we can’t forget Taylor Swift tour tickets went on sale and crashed Ticketmaster.
PatternFly also had a busy year. Let’s go over some of what we accomplished and what’s to come.
- Design guidelines got updated: To help with consistency, a new template was created for writing component design guidelines and all of the components were updated to match the template.
- Improved accessibility. We increased our website accessibility pass rate to 96% through the patternfly-a11y tool. We made a lot of improvements to make our components more keyboard and screen reader-friendly.
- John Hopkins University partnership. Partnered with 6 students from Johns Hopkins University’s Open Source Software Engineering — Semesters of Code class, providing mentorship and practical experience across a number of priority projects.
- Strengthened navigation and documentation. The component pages were updated to include component definitions, sticky tab, and component documentation. You can learn more about it in our article, A new coat of paint for PatternFly’s components.
By the numbers
- 43 Medium blog posts
- 192 tweets
- 1,158 pull requests merged
- 230 patternfly-org
- 5 patternfly-design
- 668 patternfly-react
- 255 patternfly-core
- 525,600 minutes being open source
Coming in 2023
We’re excited for the year ahead and we hope you are too. We have some pretty exciting changes planned including a new PatternFly major release (version 5). In this new version, you can expect:
- All existing PatternFly components from PF4 will remain in PF5, but there will be several optimizations to key components to make them more usable and easier to maintain.
- Official dark theme
- Fully supporting React 18
What do you want to see from PatternFly this year? Let us know!
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