This Week in 4.6: July 25 – 31

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

The first release candidaterelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 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 0. To hit this goal we have to work on 10 tickets. The release candidate will also mark a soft string freeze. Now is a good time to review some of the string changes in 4.6 and/or to check whether help texts are still accurate.

Priority tickets this week:

  • General
    • #36753 Native Fonts (needs-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.)
    • #37458 Resource Hints: improve filtering (needs-patch)
    • #37246 4.6 About Page (needs-patch)
  • Editor
    • #36638 Detect broken URLs in the editor (needs-testing)
    • #36434 Consider TinyMCE’s implementation of contenteditable="false" for views (needs-testing)
    • #37427 wpView not working well in IE and iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Safari (needs-testing)
  • HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.
    • #37456 HTTP API regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. in transmitted content and headers (has-patch)
    • #37437 Requests_Cookie::parse() unable to parse WP_Http_Cookie object coming from WP_Http::request() (has-patch)
  • Plugins
    • #37233 Shiny Updates: “Add New 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party” shiny search issues (needs-patch, needs-testing)
  • Bundled Themes
    • #37426 Prepare bundled themes for 4.6 (needs-patch, needs-testing)

Meetings this week:

Bug Scrubs

Weekly Chats

Notable updates from last week

#4-6, #jump-starts