Dev Chat Agenda, April 15, 2015

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

  • RC1 was tagged just a little while ago, putting us back on trac for an April 22nd release.
  • We also entered hard string freeze today. All coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and About string changes a frozen.
  • know!

Time/Date: Wednesday 21:00 UTC 2015:


  1. Branching at RC1 – To do, or not to do it
  2. Since we just tagged RC1, Report 6 is pretty empty. What are any outstanding issues?
  3. Test test test!
  4. 4.2 Release Progress
  • 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. 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. 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
  • 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 string finished
    • Hard string freeze
  • Release (0 tickets on Report 6)
    • About page finished
    • Remaining issues resolved

#4-2, #agenda