Editor chat summary: February 20th

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting, held in the #core-editor Slack channel, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 14:00 UTC.

Gutenberg Release 5.1

Gutenberg 5.1 has been released which marks the end of the widget to blocks project. There are a range of essential enhancements which have been made in this release; details can be found on the release post.

WordPress 5.2 Planning

Based on the proposed schedule and scope for 5.2, a proposal to synchronize the Gutenberg plugin release dates with the WordPress feature-freeze date have been shared. Some concerns were raised about the short timeframes. This will be adapted to the final WordPress 5.2 release schedule.

The WordPress 5.2 scope has been discussed including the need for block discovery and management solutions as many users are feeling overwhelmed with the available choices.

Concerns about the short time frame to achieve these goals for 5.2 were shared and it was suggested that being able to turn blocks on/off. Favourite blocks could form part of 5.2. The wp.org directory could be independent of this roadmap.

Updating wordpress.org/gutenberg

The role and the necessary updates for this page were discussed:

  • The copy of the content needs to be refreshed.
  • Consistency with the marketing terminology is important.
  • Whether the page should be a feature page, or more related to the project roadmap.

@joostdevalk shared a call for ideas and thoughts over the next couple of days.

Tasks Coordination

For the next week, this is what everyone is working on:

  • @gziolo is starting to implement the new Block Registration API.
  • @mkaz is continuing on the documentation effort (i18n and JavaScript setup).
  • @youknowriad is starting to plan the block management and the widget screen work.
  • @youknowriad and @aduth will work on landing the generic block editor module.
  • @nosolosw is going to continue on the React deprecated APIs and JS documentation auto-generation.
  • @getdave and @marekhrabe are working on vertical alignment for the columns and media+text blocks.
  • @talldanwp and @andrei are working on the section block.
  • @jorgefilipecosta is working on improvements for the Calendar block, MediaPlaceholder and block insertion restrictions.

Open Floor

The meeting archive is here.

The agenda for the next meeting is here, please add anything you want to discuss.

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