Dev Chat chat notes for April 6/March 30

This post summarizes the last two dev chat meetings.

March 30 meeting:

Review the full logs on Slack.

Schedule notes

  • Currently in RC, 4.5 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. planned for April 12 according to the schedule.
  • Work on the About page progressing.
  • Report on remaining tickets for the 4.5 release looking good.
  • @jorbin noted that the WordPress 4.5 Field Guide was published.

Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. review

  • Discussion of the new link dialog and the removed ‘list of recent posts/search’ section that previously existing in the advanced modal (a regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5.). It was replaced with the easier inline search, but some users miss it; plan is to restore and rework for the modal.

April 6 meeting:

Review the full logs on Slack.

Schedule notes

  • Release of WordPress 4.5 is scheduled for April 12.
  • About screen nearly complete.
  • Full string freeze by Saturday.

Ticket review

  • The coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. dev team went thru remaining tickets for the 4.5 release to decide what should get committed and what should get pushed to a later release.
  • Extensive discussion over the cropper and how to treat options passed by themes when setting up a theme logo.
  • A data inconsistency bug affecting the WP-API was considered significant enough that it needed fixing.
  • As we approach release and changes have less time to be tested, committers feel reluctant to makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). any changes.

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