In @chanthaboune scheduled absence, @davidbaumwald served as the facilitator for the chat.
@desrosj called attention to the Site Health component that was added to WordPress Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. earlier this week. Congratulations and many thanks to all involved in the project, and special thanks to the maintainers. If you’d like to learn more, you can read the announcement here. To get involved, join the new Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel for Site Health, #core-site-health.
Minor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. (5.2.3)
Currently, there are only three tickets milestoned for a potential minor before 5.3. There was no further discussion or decision making during this week’s chat for 5.2.3.
Major release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope. (5.3)
The schedule and potential features and focuses for 5.3 has yet to be determined. No further discussion was had related to 5.3 during this week’s chat.
Calls from component maintainers
@kadamwhite brought attention to #core-restapi Bug Scrubs being led by @timothyblynjacobs, in the run-up to 5.3. Those who can are invited to participate. Recent scrubs have been happening at 1800 UTC on Tuesdays, and they are usually announced ahead of time on the Make WordPress Core blog.
It was also announced that there will be no formal #core-restapi chat this week.
Finally, @sergeybiryukov called attention to a recent make/hosting post requesting feedback regarding a change in the recommended PHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher version for WordPress. If you have additional data or an opinion you’d like to share, please comment on that post.
@pers requested movement on ticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #46197 for potential inclusion in the 5.3 release.
@mikeyarce mentioned ticket #34560, and asked for direction on next steps. @adamsilverstein offered to review the ticket, and will respond there.
Lastly, @justinahinon called attention to the recent creation of ticket #47644.
The next Dev Chat is scheduled for July 10, 2019 20:00 UTC in the #core Slack channel.
These notes were taken by @davidbaumwald and proofread by @sergeybiryukov.