Dev Chat Agenda, April 8, 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. 4 was tagged last week as scheduled and we’re heading toward tagging Release Candidaterelease 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 this week.
  • The hard string freeze is targeted to coincide with tagging RC1 this week, so we need to wrap any remaining tickets with strings, including the About page ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. (#31929).

Time/Date: Wednesday 21:00 UTC 2015:

Agenda

  1. Task/Enhancements Review [List]
    • #31651 – Change Twemoji CDN to W.org – @pento
    • #31675 – register_sidebar() without id parameter should be _doing_it_wrong()@markjaquith
    • #31929 – 4.2 About page – @drewapicture
    • #27115HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. links to wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/@johnbillion
  2. RC1 Scrub – About 15 tickets remain on Report 6

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.

4.2 Release Progress
  • Beta 1
    • 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.)/convert all non-essential enhancements to tasks
  • Beta 2 (120 tickets on Report 6)
    • Get first run of FTPFTP FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol which is a way of moving computer files from one computer to another via the Internet. You can use software, known as a FTP client, to upload files to a server for a WordPress website. https://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients. credentials modal in 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.
  • 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