The WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. development team builds WordPress! Follow this site for general updates, status reports, and the occasional code debate. There’s lots of ways to contribute:
Found a bugbugA 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.?Create a ticket in the bug tracker.
Five days left to submit a talk for WordCampWordCampWordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US at WordCamp US 2019
BetaBetaA 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. 3 is Thursday, April 11th; target release is April 30, so focus is on final pushes.
There are two planned bugbugA 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. scrubs prior to RC1. Check the post here for the schedule.
Dev Notesdev noteEach important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include a description of the change, the decision that led to this change, and a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase.
Deadline for dev notes is this Friday, April 12.
Two were published on Make/Core; two more went up to Make/Themes but consensus was to move to Make/Core after some discussion. Three to four more are in the pipeline for Friday. A post on the new Site Health tool from @clorith will also get the dev-notestagtagA directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.).
All 5.2 dev notes will go in the Field GuideField guideThe field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page., which will go live with the RCrelease candidateOne 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). on April 17.
@jeffpaul has volunteered to help with the Field Guide.
Per the notes @williampatton wrote for Make/Themes: @chanthaboune clarified that she thought the best plan was to move all dev notes to Make/CoreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. to keep them all together and ensure broader reach.
GutenbergGutenbergThe 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//editor
Deadline for Gutenberg changes to make 5.2 is also Friday, April 12. This is limited to bug fixes only.
Visibility of Dev Notes
@xkon started a discussion on the best way to surface dev notes for easiest access. He and other folks are now looking for All The Links and will comment on this post with their findings.