This Week in 4.6: July 18 – 24

This is the jump-start post for the thirteenth week of the WordPress 4.6 release cycle.

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. 4 will land on Wednesday at 18:00 UTC. Our target until then is to get the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. count in the 4.6 milestone down to 10. To hit this goal we have to work on 35 tickets.

Priority tickets/projects this week:

  • #36753 Native Fonts:
    • Resolve issues with perceived smaller font size
    • Clarify Ubuntu font suitability
    • Fix minor alignment issues
  • #35658 Remove subtyp from register_meta()
  • Bug tickets for the Shiny Updates feature
  • Bug tickets for Requests/HTTP API
    • Last chance to provide an additional layer in WP_HTTP to support parallel requests without requiring use of Requests directly.
  • Bug tickets for Resource Hints
  • Bug reports with a patch
  • Bug reports without a patch (puntpunt Contributors sometimes use the verb "punt" when talking about a ticket. This means it is being pushed out to a future release. This typically occurs for lower priority tickets near the end of the release cycle that don't "make the cut." In this is colloquial usage of the word, it means to delay or equivocate. (It also describes a play in American football where a team essentially passes up on an opportunity, hoping to put themselves in a better position later to try again.) candidates!)
  • Tasks

Meetings this week:

Bug Scrubs

Feature Chats

Weekly Chats

Notable updates from last week:

#4-6, #jump-starts