Dev Chat Notes: June 29, 2016

Feature Freeze and WordPress 4.6 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. 1

As of today, 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 closed to all new features and enhancements for the 4.6 release cycle.

During the meeting, attendees talked over the 4 remaining tickets and got them committed/punted/closed as needed.

Dev notesdev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include: a description of the change; the decision that led to this change a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase.

Currently, only one dev notedev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include: a description of the change; the decision that led to this change a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. has been written. If you helped contribute to a significant feature or bugfix (or if you are great at writing articles), please write a dev note. If you don’t have the proper permissions on Make/CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., please work with someone who does.

You can find a list of improvements that need dev notes here.
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Feature project updates

Font Natively

The only remaining items is that a dev-note needs to be written and a coding standards commit needs to take place before release.

Shiny Updates

There are a few remaining tickets that need to be fixed during the next couple weeks.

Component announcements/updates & Open discussion

The XML-RPC endpoint on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. now accepts attachments from all users, which means grunt upload_patch:XXX where XXX is a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. number should work for everyone. Props @jorbin, @nacin.

 

The full chat logs can be found here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core/p1467230418002461

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