This Week in 4.2: April 13 – 19

This is the jump-start post for the thirteenth week of the WordPress 4.2 release cycle.

Last week, we missed tagging RC1 after losing momentum on our ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. goals toward the end of the week. We also missed hitting the “hard” string freeze.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Meetings this week:

Priorities this week:

Committers: please follow up on any tickets you own. We’re running out of time to hit our release date goal. We need to freeze strings and actually tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) RC1, in that order, as soon as possible

Remaining tickets on Report 6 that must be closed or punted to tag RC1 are as follows:

  • #26111wp_localize_script array from callback for performance
    The recommendation is for @wonderboymusic to revert [31030] and [31033] and regroup in 4.3.
  • #31793Theme Switcher: Lazy load theme screenshots
    Waiting for a followup from @westonruter on the latest patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing.
  • #30725Add media modal – different select width
    Looking for direction from @helen on what an MVPMinimum Viable Product "A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development." - WikiPedia fix would look like
  • #31794Theme Switcher: Improve mobile experience
    Latest patch needs to be reviewed and committed, and we should decide if the rest is worth tackling in 4.2.
  • #31908Insert into post button runs off the side of the screen on small devices
    The recommendation is to commit the latest patch and handle #30725 following that
  • #31912Media splitting: don’t copy the media folder to the build directory
    The latest patch from @ocean90 needs to be reviewed and committed by either @wonderboymusic or @jorbin
  • #319294.2 About Page
    The initial patch needs to be committed so we can keep design separate from content. The About page strings need to be finalized in order to institute “hard” string freeze. @melchoyce and @ryelle are in the process of engineering and designing around the content

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