Dev Chat Summary: July 11, 2018 (4.9.8 Week 2)

This post summarizes the weekly devchat meeting held Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (agenda | Slack archive)

4.9.7 Security and Maintenance 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. Feedback

  • WordPress 4.9.7 was released on Thursday,  July 5 2018. This was a Maintenance & Security Release. Details here.
  • All 4.9.7 milestone tickets were pushed to 4.9.8. The last devchat summary and some other posts on 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. have been updated to replace “4.9.7” mentions with “4.9.8”

4.9.8 Release Leads

As confirmed last week:

4.9.8 Schedule

  • 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.: July 17, 2018
  • RC: July 24, 2018
  • Final Release: July 31, 2018
  • Bug Scrubs: Monday at 14:00 UTC and Thursday at 21:30 UTC during the cycle.

4.9.8 Development Update

Updates from @pbiron:

Focus Lead and Component Maintainer Updates

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/

JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/.

The JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. team posted notes on their meeting. Topics included:

  • Deprecation Strategy
  • WordPress package to be merged into Gutenberg
  • Merging WordPress JavaScript coding standards in Gutenberg
  • Service Workers scope

General Announcements

Devchat Coordination Reminder

Jeff Paul is on vacation, so @whitneyyadrich, @audrasjb, @joemcgill, and @antpb are handling PM-y devchat duties this month: collecting agenda items, publishing an agenda, running the actual devchat meeting, and publishing a devchat summary.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 20:00:00 UTC in the #core Slack 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.