Shiny Updates Kickoff for 4.6 Chat Summary

This is a summary of the shiny updates chat from April 26. (Slack log)

Attendees: @ocean90, @swissspidy, @ethitter, @adamsilverstein, @karmatosed, @obenland


  • Remaining work
    On the updates-core.php side there is quite a bit of work remaining. On the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party/theme management part outside of that, there is actually fairly little work remaining.
    Since the two parts vary in their readiness so much, it was proposed to go ahead with the theme/plugin management part and propose that for 4.6, while leaving the rest to be continued to be iterated on.
  • More user tests
    @obenland will reach out to @mapk and @karmatosed to get a final round of user tests in, to make sure the new workflows are up to par.
  • update-core.php changes
    Autoupdate settings will be pulled as they are not ready to be worked on yet. @swissspidy volunteered to work on #5, mainly merging the three tables and adding JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. handlers for coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and language updates.
  • Schedule for 4.6 inclusion
    Core 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. should be ready by June 1 for merge on June 8. The remaining time is for creating visual records, user tests, and a merge proposal.

Next meeting is on Tuesday May 3, 19:00 UTC.

#4-6, #shiny-updates, #upgrade-install