Editor chat summary: 12 June 2019

This post summarizes for the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 13:00 UTC held in Slack.

Gutenberg 5.9

The release of Gutenberg 5.9, piloted by @nerrad, landed this morning. Over 40 individuals contributed, six of whom were first timers!! Some of the new features include:

  • SnackBar Notices, brief messages that disappear after a short delay,
  • the grouping/ungrouping feature that allows for grouping a number of blocks in a container, and
  • new useDispatch and useSelect APIs were added to the data module.

There were also plenty of enhancements and bug fixes, all of which were summarized in this post.


WordCamp Europe will take place next week in Berlin, Germany. As many from the group will be traveling to the event during meeting time, it was decided to skip next week’s meeting and regroup in 2 week’s time.

Gutenberg topics loom large for WCEU. In addition to a big number of sessions related to the block editor, @gziolo is leading the editor contributor table. Please stop by. The goal of the Gutenberg Triage table is to make it easier to contribute to Gutenberg. There are several tasks we can accomplish throughout the day:

  • onboard a few new contributors, collect the feedback and work on documentation improvements to make the process smoother
  • go through the list of open issues trying to identify tasks which would be an excellent fit for new contributors
  • explore how we could automate the detection of pull requests sent by new contributors to ensure they get enough support from others
  • triage issues looking for those which can be closed because they are no longer relevant, are duplicates or should be moved somewhere else

Task Coordination

  • @nerrad is refactoring a data component for editor initialization and also looking to picking up this issue.
  • @joen is working on a PR to fix quote style.
  • @jorgefilipecosta has been working on bug fixes and plans to help review @aduth PR’s related to reusable blocks refactor and use that work to solve biggest UI problems of the widget screen.
  • @aduth working through a few columns improvements
  • @mapk working to make disabled buttons in Gutenberg match Core in color and contrast
  • @gziolo updated Block Registration API RFC waiting for final approval.
  • @xyfi no follow functionality in Gutenberg.
  • @youknowriad will be publishing packages to npm and also working on bringing motion to the block reordering, refactoring to the way we handle “post-meta” attributes and the `re-resizable` dependency to support “snaps” when resizing images

Open Floor

  • @garrett-eclipse raised a question around capitalization standards.
  • @mapk created the Issue to gain greater exposure, consensus, and acceptance of capitalization conventions.

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

See you all in WCEU and for the others, rendez-vous in two weeks for the next editor chat.

Please Note: the agenda for the next meeting, two weeks hence, 26 June 2019 13:00 UTC is here, please add anything you want to discuss.

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