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We held our second Magewire hackathon on Wednesday, May 29th, which I had eagerly anticipated, especially after gathering and processed the feedback from the first hackathon. Additionally, I still had one significant obstacle to overcome, and I felt it would be beneficial to address it during the hackathon, hoping that we could collectively brainstorm and find a solution. Once this obstacle is resolved, I can proceed smoothly with the current build.

Current State

It's difficult to pinpoint exactly where I am currently regarding the current status of Magewire v3. This new version cannot be compared in any way to the current Magewire version, as v3 has been completely rewritten based on the Livewire v3 architecture.

I am currently very busy working out the final architecture, which will ultimately allow me to more easily port features since the architecture is built on so called Mechanisms and Features.

Simply put, this means that the puzzle is divided into different pieces that theoretically are not dependent on each other. This may ultimately result in the fact that the first alpha release may not cover all features immediately.

Getting Together

It was great to see some familiar faces join us again. Additionally, we were fortunate to welcome some new faces, which I was pleased about. I notice that promoting Magewire is quite a challenge, as our community tends to be very cautious when it comes to new things.

We essentially picked up where we left off last time. During the last session, I noticed that installing the development version was quite a struggle. Thankfully, with the processed feedback, it went smoothly this time, and (almost) everyone could get started quickly.

I gave a brief introduction again to explain to everyone what they could work on. This could include porting features, brainstorming architectural obstacles, or simply learning from the current setup to understand the direction we are heading.

In the end, we made great progress together, and I am very pleased with the new insights, the issues we were able to tackle, and especially the camaraderie that was present.

Hopefully, we can have another hackathon soon!

Moving on

At the moment, I'm busy tackling the last obstacle, where I've unexpectedly received tremendous help from Justin van Elsts, who came up with a crucial contribution. We're currently fine-tuning this, and I expect, thanks to this contribution, to be able to make significant progress soon.

Additionally, I am forced to seek more financial resources to continue this endeavor. Over the past few months, I have invested countless hours to reach the point where it is now. It is impossible for me to keep doing this without some form of compensation. My current sponsors, Vendic and Zero-1, are already doing their best, and I hope to expand this list in the near future to create a win-win situation.

First, there's a move planned that will take up a lot of my time in the coming period. Despite looking forward to this, settled in my new home office, I will immediately continue with Magewire afterward, aiming to come up with a stable and fully backward-compatible version later this year!

We held our second Magewire hackathon on Wednesday, May 29th, which I had eagerly anticipated, especially after gathering and processed the feedback from the first hackathon.

After having a blast during the first official Magewire hackathon last April, I'm pleased to announce a second Magewire hackathon has been scheduled for May 29th. Again, together with Jisse, we've planned another hackathon to continue the path that we've endeavored during the previous hackathon. No, this certaintly doesn't mean you've missed out; it means we really encourage you to join us in hacking your way into the deep dungeons of this new version.

Previous version

I have to admit, getting everyone up to speed during the previous event was quite an undertaking. This was largely because, apart from myself, none of us had seen a single line of code from Magewire 3. As Jisse already mentioned, the codebase is vastly different from what you're familiar with in Magewire 1. Thanks to Jisse's transparency, this is due to the architectural decision I made to closely adhere to the original codebase of Livewire itself. In simple terms, I chose not to reinvent the wheel (again) but rather to aim for a true port of what was already there.

Behind closed doors

While I'm keen on involving people, I also prefer to keep some aspects behind closed doors for now. Certain elements are still subject to change, and based on the excellent feedback from the previous hackathon, I can certainly reveal more details after this second iteration. Moreover, I believe it would become overwhelming for me if I were to make everything public at this stage. It's safe to say that depending on the feedback gathered from the upcoming hackathon, I aim to unveil more about the current architecture, its advantages, and some exciting new features that accompany it.

Required knowledge

I believe it's safe to say that for those interested in joining us (again) during the hackathon, having some prior knowledge of Magewire is beneficial. I received feedback from the previous event indicating that some attendees were there to learn more about Magewire itself. This was a miscommunication on my part, and I should have clarified this better. The Magewire hackathon primarily caters to individuals who enjoy exploring how a particular framework operates and endeavor to port existing Livewire features and solutions with the assistance I can provide during the event.

See you there?

The day will start at 09:30 and conclude at 16:30.

More details can be found here.

I'm again looking forward to it immensely.

Hopefully, I'll see you there!

Excited to announce the second Magewire hackathon on May 17th! Join us with your coding prowess as we delve deeper into this new version. Don't worry if you missed the first one; it's your chance to hack your way into the deep dungeons of Magewire!

Alongside Yireo, I'm excited to announce a special Magewire hackathon scheduled for the 17th of April. Jisse has graciously offered his course space to gather with a great group of enthusiasts for a full day of hacking on Magewire. But this isn't just any version of Magewire; it's the version that remains unseen, built upon Livewire 3.x.

You read it correctly, Magewire is getting a complete new version, where I've decided to align it with the latest major version of Livewire. In other words, Magewire will skip version 2.x and be released as 3.x.


Over the past few months, my main focus has been on understanding the concept behind Livewire 3. Since this has become a complete rewrite, it was quite a puzzle to adapt the architecture to Magento. In comparison to the current Magewire version, I've decided to stay a lot closer to Livewire this time.
Main reason for this decision is that I've noticed porting features in the current version was always quite a challenge, encountering numerous barriers, which resulted in some features never making it through. My goal with this version is to significantly lower this threshold to simplify contributions.


The concept of the hackathon is to divide the participants into multiple groups according to their preferences. This setup allows for various activities, such as porting features, brainstorming sessions on the new architecture, and exploring solutions for specific challenges.
Additionally, there will be discussions on implementing unit and playwright testing. In short, there's a wide range of options available to cater to everyone's interests.

Naturally, Jisse and I will be present throughout the entire day to offer assistance and provide context to everyone. We'll kick off the day with a basic introduction to the new architecture, then break into groups to dive into the tasks, all while enjoying coffee, tea, and refreshments.
The aim of the day is to give people a unique glimpse into Magewire's future direction and actively engage them in shaping it. Ultimately, as with any hackathon, the goal is to inspire and have fun. In other words, your knowledge and experience don't matter — everyone is welcome to participate.

See you there?

The day will start at 09:00 and conclude at 17:00.

The entrance fee is 25 euros.

I'm already looking forward to it immensely. Hopefully, I'll see you there!

Join us for a special Magewire hackathon on April 17th! Dive into the unseen version built upon Livewire 3 and lets shape the future of Magewire together!