Editor chat Summary: 18 March, 2020

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on Wednesday, 18th March 2020 in Slack. Moderated by @jorgefilipecosta.

Opening Remarks

WordPress 5.4 Upcoming ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software.

  • WordPress 5.4 RC3 was released yesterday [17 March 2020].
  • Details of the editor fixes included in the release can be found on GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/.
  • Next Monday [23 March 2020] will be the package publish date for the next RC.
  • [As of 18 March 2010] there are 3 days left to merge things for WordPress 5.4 that will be tested during the RC period.
  • Todo list for WordPress 5.4 is on the Github project board.
  • 🙏The CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team are looking for folks to help with Reviews and PRs.

GutenbergGutenberg 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/ version 7.7.0

Monthly Plan / Weekly Priorities

Task Coordination Summary

Tasks that folks have been working on or that they plan to work on:

Points from the Open Floor

👀 Needs review

The following items require review and/or input:

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