Dev Chat Summary: September 4

@audrasjb was our chat leader today and did an excellent job as usual. (backscroll)

Announcements

JB shared some posts that are currently open for discussion, feedback, or volunteering.

  • About page design: https://make.wordpress.org/design/2019/08/28/discussion-about-the-about-page/
  • New feature plugin proposal: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/09/04/feature-plugin-proposal-privacy-data-request-form/

Upcoming Release(s) Update

  • WordPress 5.2.3
    • This is due out today!
    • Right after devchat the plan is to begin the final packaging and release process.
  • WordPress 5.3 has a new batch of focus leads!
    • @miker joined the team as Marketing Focus Lead
    • @ianbelanger joined the team as Default Theme Wrangler
    • @andersnoren joined the team as Default Theme Designer
  • WordPress 5.3 also has an updated timeline posted here: https://make.wordpress.org/core/5-3/
  • All bug scrubs are listed here: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/08/27/bug-scrub-schedule-for-5-3/ . The next general bug scrub is Sept 5, 2019 at 14:00 UTC in #core channel.

Call for Component Maintainers

  • @azaozz has put up a challenge to his fellow maintainers for 5.3 (and hopefully beyond!) https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/08/30/component-maintainers-in-5-3/
  • @chanthaboune shared that the maintainers of the default themes are due for a change
    • @ianbelanger and @williampatton raised their hands to help with that transition.
    • @clorith suggested it’s time to have a clearer support plan for working with default themes

Open Floor

  • If anyone is local to the Orlando area, there’s a community event coming up. https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Orlando/events/263847409/

Important WP5.3 Dates

  • September 23: Beta 1 (begin writing Dev Notes and About page, and last chance to merge feature projects)
  • September 30: Beta 2 (continue writing Dev Notes and About page)
  • October 7: Beta 3 (continue writing Dev Notes and About page, and soft string freeze)
  • October 15: Release candidate 1 (publish Field Guide with Dev Notes, commit About page, begin drafting release post, and hard string freeze)
  • October 22: Release candidate 2 (update About page images, and continue drafting release post) (also @audrasjb‘s birthday!)
  • October 29: Release candidate 3 (update About page images, and continue drafting release post)
  • November 5: Release candidate 4 (if needed)
  • November 11: Dry run for release of WordPress 5.3 and 24 hour code freeze.
  • November 12: Release Day!

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