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

Ticket review

  • Discussion of the new link dialog and the removed ‘list of recent posts/search’ section that previously existing in the advanced modal (a regression). 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 core 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 make any changes.

#4-5, #dev-chat