Editor chat summary: February 27th

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting, held in the #core-editor Slack channel, on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 14:00 UTC.

Package Release Workflow

In core-js chat, it was proposed to revise the package release workflow. To supports regular publishing of packages accommodating WordPress minor releases.

A followup PR to update the new workflow documentation is opened.

Tasks Coordination

  • @nerrad to continue on the effects refactoring, @aduth to help with the reviews.
  • @youknowriad to continue on the block editor module.
  • @youknowriad planning to work on the Block Management UI with @richtabor.
  • @mapk to look at the blocks – customizer integration as a replacement for the widgets.
  • @getdave to get the vertical alignments PRs reviewed and merged.
  • @nosolosw to continue on the JS documentation auto-generation and the color picker refactoring.
  • @ajitbohra to continue work on improvements for the latest post block.
  • @aduth to refactor/clean the php code moved to WordPress Core.
  • @joen and @kjellr to work on UI improvements (for example the block hover state).
  • @jorgefilipecosta to work on fixing issues and adding tests to the inserter component and code quality improvements.

Note: Anyone reading this summary outside of the meeting, please drop a comment in the post summary, if you can/want to help with something.

Accessibility Team Needs Developers

The team recently performed bug-scrub to build a list of issues that need to be addressed on priority. There are still important accessibility issues awaiting solution. Team needs folks with advanced technical knowledge to address issues.

Open Floor

  • @getdave suggested adding a native block template manager:
    • To allow users to browse and use block templates via consistent UI.
    • To allow developers to register custom block templates
    • @youknowriad suggested focusing on the immediate needs of phase 2, but anyone is free to explore this as it will be needed in the future.
    • @karmatosed suggested exploring this as an experimental standalone plugin.

The meeting archive is here.

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

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