Dev Chat Summary: December 19

Dev Chat Scheduling

Here’s a reminder that the normal meeting won’t be happening on December 26, though there are likely to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. folks around to answer questions for an open floor session. We’ll resume normal dev chats on January 2.

5.0.2 Update

WordPress 5.0.2 has just been released! Thank you to everyone who contributed.

5.0.3 Schedule and Scope

The following timeline has been proposed for WordPress 5.0.3:

  • 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).: January 7, 2019.
  • General Release: January 9, 2019.

There have been some bugs reported in the MIME type handling changes in 5.0.1, these would be good to fix in 5.0.3. Additionally, there are 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. fixes in 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 which could also land.

5.0.3 will need a release leadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release.: if you’re able to help out, please comment on this post, or reach out directly.

5.1 Schedule and Scope

Feedback on the proposed WordPress 5.1 schedule has all been positive, so let’s lock it in!

Milestone Dates

  • 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. 1: January 10, 2019
  • Release Candidate 1: February 7, 2019
  • General Release: February 21, 2019

The primary feature focuses for 5.1 will be the PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher upgrade notice and 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 error protection, and block editor enhancements.

There have been some minor features already merged into trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision., but nothing that will need to be reverted.

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