Dev Chat Summary, April 13

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from April 13.

WordPress 4.5

  • WordPress 4.5 was released on schedule.
  • @swissspidy and @adamsilverstein were proposed to lead the next minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. (4.5.1). Both accepted the nomination.
  • Current status:
    • The jQuery update in 4.5 includes an intentional change which broke a few themes/plugins. Unquoted # in attribute selectors are now causing a syntax error (a[href*=#] vs a[href*="#"]). jQuery was updated in [36285] four months ago.
      Next steps: A 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)./coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. posts which explains the issue and to educate developers. It shouldn’t focus on end users. @georgestephanis and @jorbin are preparing the post.
    • #36501: Issue seems to be limited because it only affects an old version of ImageMagick.
    • #36510: Themes like Twenty Eleven don’t expect the new .singular body class. Needs a decision on how to fix the issue and if an update of Twenty Eleven is necessary.
    • #36506: A change to the rewrite rules for IIS installs is breaking sites because of duplicate rules. Patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. is available, needs more testing.

WordPress 4.6

  • Announcements:
    • Trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. is open for 4.6.
    • The official kick of meeting for WordPress 4.6 will be next Wednesday, April 20th.
    • There will be two posts over the next few days:
      • “WordPress 4.6: What’s on your wish list?”
      • “Call for Volunteers”
        • @swissspidy, @iseulde, @crowdedtent, @arush, and @voldemortensen showed interest for being a 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. deputy/backup.
  • Pre-4.6 tasks:
    • Call for Component Maintainers
      • The release will heavily focus on work of each component, because we’ll try something different this cycle: Bug scrubs per component.
  • Open discussions:
    • Question by @krogsgard whether I’ll look back through past idea posts and filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. any candidates, or folks should bring ideas again from the beginning. I suggested to start from the beginning.

View the full logs on Slack.

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