Dev Chat Summary: December 13th (4.9.2 week 2)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from December 13th (Slack archive).

4.9.2 planning

  • @obenland available to volunteer as release leadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release., offline until January 8th
  • @westonruter planning to start committing fixes in January after reviewing patches in the 4.9.2 milestone
  • Potential release timing of 1/16 for 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., 1/23 for RCrelease 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)., and 1/30 for release could work

Devchat coordination

  • There will be a two week hiatus for devchat, final meeting for 2017 will be December 20th
  • First meeting for 2018 will be January 10th

General announcements

  • @paaljoachim asks if there is someone who has interest in helping lead work on the exporter / importer
    • @rmccue also started a similar project
    • project not likely to see significant progress until its made a focus
    • revamping the import/export workflow is a huge, not unrisky lift
    • the import/export work is a continuation of the previous work already done on the Export-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. #22435
  • @paragoninitiativeenterprises noted 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 breakage concern with #42439 plus 4.9.2 release note recommendation
  • @paaljoachim asks if there is someone who has interest in helping lead work on the adminadmin (and super admin) bar (#32678)
    • @danieltj is component maintainer, will look into it

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