Friday Trac Sprint

I mentioned this in the dev chat on Wednesday: Join us tomorrow (Friday, February 21) for a sprint through TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets that need a reply!

A few weeks ago I said one goal of mine for the 3.9 cycle was to make contributing easier and more accessible. That’s why so much work has gone into improving our tools in the last few months. One task is to empty one particular report of tickets: tickets that need a response. After that, I’d like to keep it empty.

As of this writing, there are 386 tickets on this report. (The report shows 441, as that includes another 55 opened by a committercommitter A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component..) Help us empty this report!

To best coordinate a few dozen people all trying to comment on a few hundred tickets, please join us in #wordpress-dev 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 We’ll break these tickets into chunks, such as by age, component, or focus.

We’ll have people in IRC all day to help you out if you haven’t triaged tickets or given feedback before. There is a whole set of guidelines in the comments below@SergeyBiryukov and @ocean90 will be around for morning in Europe, and I’ll be around starting at around 9 a.m. U.S. Eastern.