Core Dev chat notes for Jan 27


  • Extending the Feature Plugin decision and merge deadline by one week, taking them to Feb 10 and 17, respectively. This does not affect the rest of the release schedule, and betas, RC, and release are all the same dates. This gives feature plugins a little more time to have necessary discussions.
  • @ebinnion has graciously continued with the week in core post, and @rockwell15 volunteered to lend a hand.  If you like these posts, please help!  Many hand make light work.
  • @dd32, @jorbin and a few others are working on finishing up 4.4.2. Ticket owners should review the list of tickets tagged for the release.

Focus Status Updates

  • Customizer: @westonruter, @celloexpressions
    • Posted a recent status update here on the make/core blog.
    • Customize Device Preview is up and ready for testing #31195, with a make/core post coming shortly.
    • Assistance requested with the Customizer Pane Resize plugin #32296.
    • Some movement on adding a notification area to Customizer #35210, with the need for an initial workup – help needed.
  • HTTPS Improvements: @johnbillion
    • Focusing on avoiding mixed content on https sites – a working http site is much preferable to an https site full of mixed content.
    • Working on a feature plugin which implements various granular controls over forcing HTTPS on a site: forcing enqueued assets to https, rewriting URLs in content on the fly to force their scheme to https, forcing redirects to the https version of the site, etc. Individual options with the ability to enforce the lot.
    • Adding a GitHub repo where this will be worked on and also posting a summary to make/core soon.
  • Image Improvements: @joemcgill
    • Good conversation last week about displaying responsive images in the editor.
    • Team could use help with profiling to Improve default Imagick compression settings #33642.
    • The old #feature-respimg channel has been renamed #core-images to be a place to talk about images in any/all capacities.
    • Weekly meeting is Friday at 20:00 UTC.
  • Editor: @azaozz, @iseulde
    • The inline link dialog is in. Please test! #33301
    • Looking into wpviews soon (Using the TinyMCE API).
    • Also looking at improving the shortcuts soon.
    • Could use help investigating using the image editing tools from TinyMCE for the media library.

Open Floor

  • @veraxus brought up #16031 and the inability of handle new bulk actions in a non-hacky way (you can add the actions in the list, but not handle the action). Is it worth the effort to rework the patch? Will the core team support it?

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