Dev Chat Summary: October 31st (5.0 Week 5)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from October 31st 🎃 (agenda, Slack archive).

5.0 Planning and Updates

  • We have a lot of PRs that need review, so please pick up one or two if that’s something you excel at. 🙂 A code review team is being create on Github to help call these out.
  • Bug scrubs are happening all week if you want to volunteer to help close a bug or test to provide more information.
  • Beta 2 came out last week and was accompanied by an update to the timeline that gives us more beta cycles.
  • We have some back compat issues in the media component for 5.0 and could use more help there.
  • Documentation has been split into two different tickets, one for User docs and Design/Dev docs.
  • Gary posted some new dev notes about Block Editor Filters for this release. These filters exist to help transition to the block editor.

Component and Focus Updates

  • The Gutenberg team released v4.2 which mostly includes performance enhancements and bug fixes. It also concludes the cycle for the formatting API.
  • Core PHP is working on an updated roadmap for Servehappy, and shared a continued need for WSOD testing.
  • Core Javascript is working on a plan to add End 2 End (E2E) tests for plugins and Core as it is used in Gutenberg.

Announcements and Open Floor

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 7 20:00 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 the upcoming agenda post so that we can take them into account.