This Week in 4.2: April 20 – 26

This is the jump-start post for the fourteenth (and final!) week of the WordPress 4.2 release cycle.

Last week, we tagged RC1 and “hard froze” strings. We’ll likely 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.) RC2 today as well. We’re still on track for releasing 4.2 this week.

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

Priorities this week:

All commits in 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). stages must be approved by at least one lead developer, preferably two.

Please, if you’re patching open tickets, ensure you’ve provided enough context on tickets for your fixes to help out those leads who may be coming along to review them.

As of Monday, there are 14 open tickets on report 6:

  • #31651 – Change Twemoji CDN to – @pento
  • #31988 – TinyMCE: pasting an embeddable URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL in Firefox doesn’t show preview – @azaozz
  • #24054 – (get_)comment_class() should include a is_user_member_of_blog() class – @jeremyfelt
  • #31669 – views improvements continued – @azaozz
  • #31890 – Link to existing content added in Text Editor disappear after switch to Visual editor and back – @azaozz
  • #31929 – 4.2 About Page
  • #31984 – Shiny Updates – some glitches – @jorbin
  • #31987 – Theme CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.: WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. search field hidden in Safari – @helen
  • #32002 – Theme Switcher: Missing back button and marking active theme – @helen
  • #32004 – Audio/video list and gallery – date dropdown and message – @helen
  • #32006 – Problem with setting width and height of embedded media – @azaozz
  • #32007 – Twenty Fifteen: Image captions are shifted down in TinyMCE – @azaozz
  • #32022 – Press This: Margin is too big forcing wrapping on mobile – @azaozz
  • #32000 – Some translators comments – @SergeyBiryukov

Recent notable updates:

#4-2, #jump-starts