Dev Chat Summary: April 25th (4.9.6 week 4)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from April 25th (agenda, Slack archive).

4.9.6 planning

  • Would appreciate testing help so people working in #gdpr-compliance can land as many of the GDPR tickets as possible in 4.9.6
  • Beta planned for Tuesday, May 1st
  • Expecting to freeze most strings 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., Polyglots will also need lots of help translating strings coming in 4.9.6
  • #43862 will need some good old-fashioned hand testing when it lands

Updates from focus leads and component maintainers

  • @danielbachhuber posted 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/, REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/., and you to highlight several REST API-related tickets that are needed to support Gutenberg. Please take a look at those and consider attending the REST API office hours on Thursdays at 17:00 UTC.
  • The PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 Team posted minutes from their past two meetings, so scan through these and consider joining their next meeting on Monday, April 30th at 15:00 UTC to discuss the latest iteration of the php 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. and decide on whether the widget will default to collapsed.
  • @audrasjb and @danieltj posted their feedback on leading 4.9.5, its worth a read to see if there are areas each of us feel we can help improve the 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. process.

Bug scrub communication

  • @mindmantra and @desrosj noted that there’s no space on the Meetings page or otherwise to note scheduled Bug Scrubs besides the post that goes out on the topic
  • Would it help to communicate scheduled 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 other than the makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility)./coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. posts? If so, where/how?
  • Decision to add bug scrubs to the Meetings page for 4.9.6 and reasses after release if that worked well, if so we’ll make that standard for future releases and add to the core handbook

General announcements

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on May 2, 2018 at 20:00 UTC / May 2, 2018 at 20:00 UTC in the #core SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. 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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