Dev Chat Summary: November 21st (5.0 Week 8)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from November 21st (Slack archive).

5.0 Planning and Updates

  • Gutenberg 4.4 and WordPress 5.0-beta5 shipped, including updates to the blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor, PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 7.3 support, and Twenty Nineteen.
  • The 5.0 / 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/ team continued their daily updates to 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., noting PRs and issues remaining, as well as recent and upcoming 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party releases (see 11/16, 11/19, 11/20).
  • There are a few pending tasks in TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. needing attention, which meant release candidaterelease 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). didn’t happen yet. On the Gutenberg side, milestones are clear after 4.5.1 was released early in the day. Anyone who can commit or review, it would be great to get your attention on those remaining Trac tickets as a priority. Find out more in the post just released today.
  • The documentation reorganisation is merged and new documentation is being added. There are a couple of excellent outlines available for users and site maintainers as well as designers and developers.

Focus and Component Updates

  • The PHP team shared last week’s meeting recap with notes on Servehappy, adding support for PHP version requirements to themes, and beginnings of coordination with the Theme Review team.
  • The 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/. team shared this week’s meeting recap with notes on correcting package global names and npm packages publishing workflow.
  • The Privacy team met earlier today, so only their agenda is currently available that covers 5.0 testing/patches, 3rd party code on wp.org footers, mobile app permissions and tracking, Google Fonts in Gutenberg, and Google reCAPTCHA 3.0. A full recap will be posted soon.

Announcements and Open Floor

  • The date of the release candidate and the WordPress 5.0 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. was discussed. The primary goal is to finish the RC, then decide upon an appropriate release date.
  • @aaroncampbell asked for volunteers to help onboard people, and guide them to first bugs for non-Gutenberg work at WCUS. Please reach out to him if you’re able to help.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 28 21:00 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 the upcoming agenda post so that we can take them into account.

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