Dev Chat Summary: September 13th (4.9 week 7)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from September 13th (agendaSlack archive).

4.9 schedule and requests for contributions

  • 2 weeks until the feature project merge deadline, 3 weeks until 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
  • These tickets need someone to contribute to them or else they’re in danger of not making it in 4.9:
    • Add nested folder structure deeper than 2 levels (#6531)
    • Add better warnings when you’re editing themes and plugins (even if they’re not active) (#31779, #41078)
    • Updating a 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 or theme via a ZIP file (#9757). Also, drag and drop uploading of themes and plugins (#24579)
    • Widgets: Default to “custom URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL” in the image widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. (#41629)
    • CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. drafting/scheduling (#39896, #28721)
  • @westonruter: I committed CodeMirror to integrate with the Theme/Plugin editors, Custom HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. widget, and Additional CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. in the Customizer
  • @jbpaul17: looking to schedule bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. scrubs, please reach out if you’re interested in helping
    • Component maintainers: Please confirm if you’re running scrubs for your component

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