Dev Chat Summary: March 21st (4.9.5 week 7)

This post is a summary of  the latest dev chat meeting which took place on March 21st (agenda– Slack archive).

Meeting time change

Due to Spring time change, the weekly core dev chat meeting will change from next week to be 20:00 UTC and held as usual in #core on Slack.

4.9.5 planning

WordPress 4.9.5 beta as been released Tuesday, March 20th.

There is 23 already fixed tickets and 2 blessed tasks. The milestone is clear. Some bug fixes can still ship with 4.9.5 (before RC), but enhancements have to land in 4.9.6.

Release candidate is still scheduled for Tuesday, March 27th, around 23:00 UTC.

4.9.5 release following on Tuesday, April 3rd.

Updates from focus leads and component maintainers

The GDPR Compliance team continues to meet at 16:00 UTC on Wednesdays and have reached "critical mass" in #gdpr-compliance. The team have general ideas of what needs doing and how to do it. Next step would be to get more eyes on the GDPR related tickets.

Note the max-width caption revert coming in 4.9.5 (see Dev note).

Thursday, March 22 Support meeting was dedicated to plan the increase in support traffic from a forthcoming "Try Gutenberg" promo (see Trac ticket #41316).