Now that 5.3 has been officially kicked off, bug 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. scrubs will happen weekly all the way up to the final release. Keep an eye on this schedule – it will change often to reflect the latest information.
- 8/27/2019 18:00 UTC
- 9/5/2019 14:00 UTC
- 9/12/2019 05:00 UTC (APAC-Friendly)
- 9/18/2019 23:00 UTC
- 9/25/2019 17:00 UTC
- 10/2/2019 16:00 UTC
- 10/9/2019 17:00 UTC Led by @marybaum
- 10/17/2019 17:00 UTC
- 10/23/2019 TBD (If Needed)
- 10/30/2019 TBD (If Needed)
These scrubs are separate and in addition to the normal scrubbing and triage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. by individual components. Some of those sessions include:
Design Triage: Every Monday 16:30 UTC at #design
Gutenberg The 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/ Design Triage: Every Tuesday 16:00 UTC at #design
Accessibility 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Scrub: Every Friday 14:00 UTC at #accessibility
Also, @pento recently announced a new, ongoing APAC-friendly #core bug scrub session every Thursday at 06:00 UTC.
As the release date nears, one-off, “flash” scrubs pop up for individual components. These are typically focused on a specific group of tickets or an individual feature. Some of these sessions include:
Twenty Twenty Theme Scrub: 9/20/2019 16:00 UTC at #core-themes
Media Accessibility Scrub: 9/23/2019 06:00 UTC at #core-media (APAC-Friendly)
Media Accessibility Scrub: 9/25/2019 14:00 UTC at #core-media
Accessibility Scrub: 10/1/2019 16:00 UTC at #accessibility
Finally, a reminder that anyone — Yes, you! — can host a bug scrub at anytime. You can work through any tickets you’re comfortable with. In fact, if you plan one that’s 5.3-focused, we’ll add it to the schedule here along with your name. Finally, you’ll get well deserved props in the weekly Dev Chat, as well as in the #props 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!
All open tickets for 5.3, in order of priority, can be found here. Tickets that haven’t seen any love in a while are in particular need. Those can be found in this query.
If you’d like to lead a bug scrub or have any questions or concerns about the schedule, please leave a comment or reach out to me directly.