Editor chat summary: 31 July 2019

This post summarizes for the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, 31st July 2019, 13:00 UTC held in Slack.

Gutenberg 6.2

This week, we celebrate the Gutenberg 6.2: a release packed with many improvements and bug fixes, including: 

  • Button block target support, 
  • No limitations in nested blocks for Media, Text and Cover blocks,
  • New API to register block style variations, 
  • Control the available RichText formats
  • And much more…

For a full write-up see this post: What’s new in Gutenberg? It’s great to see that we have contributors from all around the world. Thank you all! But as exciting as this release is, even more amazing things are in the works!

Last week we talked about the need for more reviewers to help out with the growing numbers of open PRs. The number of people who were actively helping in the reviews this week was noticeable. Big kudos everyone.

Task Coordination

Open Floor

  • @tellthemachines commented on ways to communicate the updates from people in the APAC region. “We’re trying out posting updates as comments to the meeting agenda. It would be nice to give this some visibility so more folks from different timezones feel encouraged to participate. Also, let us know if you think this method is useful and/or if you have any other ideas on how we can improve communciations!”
  • @nadir had some questions about how can I handle search & external libraries. He is working on an Icon component that should have a list of icons to select from, and looking for suggestions.
  • @youknowriad responded to @nadir:
    • For the search component: we might want to take a look at how the “link format” is built in order to share components/consolidate?
    • – The icons list is another good question we need to figure out. An initial approach could be to pick from the list of the Dashicons SVGs (they’re available in the Dashicon component)
  • @matias Suggested that some of the block libraries out there have good ideas for icon selection and filtering.
  • @nicolad is working on and has some questions about Social links block.
  • Responding to @nicolad, @youknowriad believes that we might want to share the same mechanism of providing icons between the Social Links block and the Icon block maybe? The question is how to filter that list for social icons only, or even do we want to filter it?
  • @brentswisher:  last week when asking about the process of reviews, I was given the advice to review and if all was good to merge the change. Then when reviewing the documentation, I found this which conflicted with the documentation: The final pull request merge decision is made by the wordpress/gutenberg-core team.
  • @youknowriad suggested the process should be:
    • *I review it
    • *If it looks good to me approve, and mention someone on the core team saying it is ready to merge.
    • *If someone from core says it looks good to them merge it
    • *If nobody comments in a day or two go ahead and merge it anyways.
    • I’m hoping to update the documentation to make this process more transparent and just wanted to verify there was some consensus about that process / get opinions here first. 
  • @brentswisher will work on writing an update to the documentation,

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

The agenda for the next meeting, 7 August 2019 13:00 UTC is here, please add anything you want to discuss.#meeting-notes, #core-editor, #editor, #gutenberg