Dev Chat Summary: January 2

Happy New Year everyone! Meeting archive is here.

5.0.3 Update

  • @audrasjb has been sorting tickets for the milestone 5.0.3.
  • There is some discussion over whether tickets should be backported if this is a true minor release.
  • Tomorrow there will be a bug scrub and times will be announced as a comment on these notes.
  • @audrasjb and @desrosj are leading 5.0.3 together.


  • @chanthaboune will track down the basics for this release and share what she finds.

Updates from focus leads and component maintainers


Looking into what can/should be deprecated as we move forward (the Playlist functionality was talked about as a potential). Meeting notes here.


A final documentation push is underway and lots of discussions around 5.0.3 planning.


  • @omarreiss let us know that developers can now run grunt build –dev again. More information here.
  • Core JS meetings, Design, and Gutenberg docs meetings start again next week, along with many other teams.

Open Floor

@desrosj proposed a new 2 step process for Trac:

  • Step 1: anyone that owns a ticket or is a component maintainer goes through their tickets and makes sure the correct labels are applied and that the tickets are still valid, and punt to Future Release if it does not fit in with the current project priorities.
  • Step 2: any ticket in the 5.1 or 5.0.3 milestone that is tagged needs-patch or needs-refresh is punted to Future Release. Currently, this would match 101 tickets.

He will be writing up a post to expand futher.

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