This Week in 4.6: August 1 – 7

This is the jump-start post for the fifteenth 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. T minus 16 days until release day. ⏳

The second 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 6 tickets.

Priority tickets this week:

  • Shiny Updates
    • #37531: 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 installation failure not reflected in the UIUI User interface (needs-owner, 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.)
    • #37504: Update message displays unstyled in plugins list (needs-owner, needs-testing)
    • #37514: Remove/enhance console.error() calls (needs-owner, needs-refresh)
  • Customize
    • #36795: AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) improvements for new menu edit flow (needs-testing, needs-sign-off)
  • 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.
    • #37503: Requests doesn’t pass through custom methods in cURL transport (needs-testing, needs-dev-feedback)
  • About Page
    • #37246: Commit first pass to 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. (needs-refresh)

Meetings this week:

Bug Scrubs

Weekly Chats

Notable updates from last week

#4-6, #jump-starts