Dev Chat Summary: April 18th (4.9.6 week 3)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from April 18th (agenda, Slack archive).

4.9.6 planning

  • Focus on tickets from GDPR chat:
    • 43546 (@allendav), 43551 (@allendav), 43602 (@allendav), 43637 (@allendav), 43442 (@allendav), 43440 (@azaozz), 43473 (@idea15), 43435 (@idea15), 43492 (needs owner), 43715 (@xkon), 43436 (@xkon), 43547 (@tz-media?), 43620 (@xkon)
    • These tickets are in 4.9.6 milestone and would be good place to focus for folks looking to contribute to this minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality.
  • Proposed timeline: 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. on Tuesday, May 1st, 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). on Tuesday, May 8th, and Release on Tuesday, May 15th
  • @desrosj and @jbpaul17 working to confirm 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. scrub dates/times, will publish to Make/CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.

Updates from focus leads and component maintainers

  • The Editor / GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. Team released v2.7 and published information on how they’re organizing component-specific issues in their GitHub repo. Component Maintainers will benefit from utilizing the specific milestone setup for their component when trying to identify areas that would best benefit Gutenberg. There are also additional milestones for a11yAccessibility 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). ( and docs.
  • The GDPR Compliance Team published notes from their recent meeting covering recent deployments, available resources, 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 dev guidelines, and the addition of a privacy section to the readme.txt file
  • The PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher Team published notes from their recent meeting
  • The Media Team published notes from their recent meeting covering a time change for their meeting (to Thursday’s at 20:00 UTC) and their main focus on a Gutenberg Media triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors.
  • @jorbin looking for a proposal on Make/Core post from team working on the JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. reorg / no longer using srcwith a summary and proposed timeline; majority of current info is in #43055

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on April 25, 2018 at 20:00 UTC / April 25, 2018 at 20:00 UTC in the #core SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel. Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions. If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

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