Dev Chat Summary: June 19

Dev chat was quick and quiet, since a number of our active CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. devs were in the act of converging on Berlin for WordCampWordCamp WordCamps 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. Europe.


The only announcement was that the Core team and 33 contributors released Version 5.2.2 on Tuesday.

Minor and major releases

We’re all waiting for guidance on features for 5.3. That should come in the next week or so, and the primary leads will be the relevant component maintainers.

Open floor

Natalie MacLees asked the Core team to take a look at these core-theme accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( tickets:

After some discussion, the group recommended Natalie schedule a bugbug A 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. scrub for core-themes accessibility. She agreed, so let’s all watch for that and show up when it happens.

See you next week!