Beta 4, RC, and Core Dev Meeting Time

Schedule

Per the schedule, WordPress 4.5 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 will be released in the hours following Wednesday’s weekly dev meeting, which is at March 16, 2016 at 2100 UTC.

For those on Daylight Saving Time – If you’re already on Daylight Saving Time, the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. dev meeting will be an hour later for you for two weeks, until Europe moves into DST. The above time link should give you the correct time and date for your local timezone.

Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors.

There are currently 42 tickets in the milestone remaining. We hit the 50 ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. target before Beta 3, with 47 tickets remaining after the post-dev meeting triage. Great job! Before the release of Beta 4 (in two days), I’d like to see this down to 25, to help us hit RC next week.

To support this, like last week, we’ll run a triage, starting after status reports in the dev meeting, extending afterwards for as long as folks want to stay to work on the milestone.

I’d also like to run an impromptu triage today, for anyone around that would like to walk through tickets. If you’re interested in helping out with it, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” me in #core in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.!

As a reminder, the report needs to be entirely clear before the 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). next week(!).

If you own ticket(s) on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. in the 4.5 milestone:

  • If your ticket will not be finished in the very near future, please 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.) it to Future Release.
  • If your ticket will be finished in the very near future, please add an update as to what is left as a comment on the ticket, including an estimated completion timeframe if possible.

Decisions

Feel free to raise any points of discussion for tomorrow in comments on this post.
So far, I have:

  • How should we add opt-in for selective refresh, or can opt-in be avoided altogether? #35855
  • Should we have duplicate shortcuts, and are single */_ the most user-friendly way to handle bold/italics? #33300

One more Beta to go. Thanks to everyone for your help!

#4-5, #agenda