Dev Chat Agenda, March 25, 2015

Here’s the agenda for Wednesday’s Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack.

» BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 2 was tagged last week as scheduled and we’re heading toward tagging Beta 3 this week.

Time/Date: March 25 2015 21:00 UTC:

Reminder for those on Daylight Saving Time – If you’re already on Daylight Saving Time, the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. dev chat will be an hour later for you until next week, though still 21:00 UTC. The above time link should give you the correct time and date for your local timezone.


  1. Decisions
    • Shiny Updates: Auto-activation behavior
    • wpLink modal: Behavior for working links lacking source text
    • Pursue or Puntpunt Contributors sometimes use the verb "punt" when talking about a ticket. This means it is being pushed out to a future release. This typically occurs for lower priority tickets near the end of the release cycle that don't "make the cut." In this is colloquial usage of the word, it means to delay or equivocate. (It also describes a play in American football where a team essentially passes up on an opportunity, hoping to put themselves in a better position later to try again.): #26601 – Inappropriate content in headings on adminadmin (and super admin) screens
    • About page highlights
    • Make/Core Posts – Ideas: Schema change, query class changes, TinyMCE views changes, twemoji front-end loader, update on HTML5 widgets revert, etc.
  2. Upcoming Milestones overview
    • Beta 3 (90 tickets on Report 6)
      • Start finishing up tickets with string changes
      • Start About page
    • Beta 4 (50 tickets on Report 6)
      • Soft string freeze (all string changes completed save for the About page)
      • Start finishing up the About page
    • RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 1 (0 tickets on Report 6)
      • About page finished
      • Hard string freeze
  3. Open Floor – Looking for dev feedback on a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.? Use this part of the meeting to let us know!

#4-2, #agenda