Dev Chat Agenda, April 1, 2015

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

  • Beta 3 was tagged last week as scheduled and we’re heading toward tagging Beta 4 this week.
  • The soft string freeze is targeted to coincide with tagging Beta 4 this week, so we need to wrap any tickets with string changes (save for the About page).

Time/Date: Wednesday 21:00 UTC 2015:

DST reminder: The dev chat time has moved up an hour to 20:00 UTC following the European DST change.


  1. Congrats if you got ’em for @obenland and @wonderboymusic, release leads for WordPress 4.3 and 4.4!
  2. Task/Enhancements Review [List]
  3. String Ticket Scrub [List]
    One string:
    • #29958 – collapse menu keyboard accessibility
    • #31233 – Dismissable admin notices
    • #31769 – Prevent navigating away while plugins are updating via shiny updates
    • #31836 – Press This: Clean up text on tools.php

    Two or more strings:

    • (2) #31144 – Options general screen, accessibility improvements
    • (2) #31770 – Better feedback after bulk updating plugins via shiny updates
    • (3) #31722 – Shiny Updates: the aria-label should be updated to reflect the current status

    Various string changes:

    • #26600 – Search installed themes input has no submit button – New help text, one string split into two, new strings
    • #31832 – Add an Emoji section to the Help tab on post edit screen – New help text, replaced string
    • #27115 – HTTPS links to – Strings adjusted for links, may not need re-translating

No Open Floor this week – Due to time constraints, we won’t be holding an open floor period during the regularly-scheduled dev chat this week. If you have a ticket on the 4.2 milestone you’d like to get dev feedback on, leave a note in the comments.

Testing Stages Progress
  • Beta 1
    • Punt/convert all non-essential enhancements to tasks
  • Beta 2 (120 tickets on Report 6)
    • Get first run of FTP credentials modal in trunk
  • 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
  • RC 1 (0 tickets on Report 6)
    • About page finished
    • Hard string freeze

#4-2, #agenda