This Week in 4.2: March 30 – April 5

This is the jump-start post for the eleventh week of the WordPress 4.2 release cycle. Posted just a little bit late this week, sorry folks.

We entered the Beta 3 stage of development last week. We need to wrap up any tickets with string changes and transition to Beta 4 this week.

Thrice-weekly scrubs will continue this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday using Report 6.

Core Meetings this week:

Core meeting times have been adjusted following the DST change in Europe over the weekend. No joke!

Priorities this week:


  • Committers: please take a look at the list of tickets you own. Many of those tickets are simply waiting for you to follow up on commit or patch feedback and are stalled without it.
  • #31794 – Theme Switcher: Improve mobile experience – Needs a patch based on feedback


  • #30468 – wplink modal accessibility
  • #31722 – Shiny Updates: the aria-label should be updated to reflect the current status
  • #31233 – Dismissable admin notices
  • #26601 – Inappropriate content in headings on admin screens

Make Flow:

  • #29906 – Submenus can’t be dismissed on mobile.
  • #31611 – Scroll bleed in the attachment details modal on iOS
  • #31609 – Scroll bleed through and scroll position loss in the view plugin details modal on iOS
  • #31612 – Scroll bleed in the link modal on iOS

Recent posts seeking feedback

Notable updates from the last week:

#4-2, #jump-starts