If anyone has time this week there are…

If anyone has time this week, there are about 100 tickets that need to be reviewed for potential 3.2 issues we missed. The first page of Report 40 lists “Defects Awaiting Review, reported against trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision.” and “Defects Awaiting Review, reported against no version.”

Basically, we’re just looking for bugs to 3.2 features, and regressions. Many of these either need the version numbers dropped (or added) or converted to enhancements. If someone wants to do full triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors., pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” me or someone in IRCIRC Internet Relay Chat, a network where users can have conversations online. IRC channels are used widely by open source projects, and by WordPress. The primary WordPress channels are #wordpress and #wordpress-dev, on irc.freenode.net. and we’ll arrange milestone adjustments.

Update: Specifics on how to help.

  • The Version field is for the earliest known version that the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. affects. For bugs, this would be the version to which it applies or was introduced. All the ones that say “3.2,” if they aren’t new bugs in 3.2, then they should be changed to 3.1 or, for extra credit, earlier.

  • If the ticket is pushing for an enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature., rather than reporting a bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority., then simply change the Type field to “enhancement.” (Rarely “feature requestfeature request A feature request should generally begin the process in the ideas forum, on a mailing list, as a plugin, or brought to the attention of the core team, such as through scope meetings held for each major release. Unsolicited tickets of this variety are typically, therefore, discouraged.,” never “task.”)

(Contributors who have participated on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. before will of course know to adjust keywords, perhaps even adjust milestones and what not. But these are two simple ways to help clean up this report.)

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