Now that 5.5 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. “Early” ticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. scrubs have already taken place. Keep an eye on this schedule – it will change often to reflect the latest information.
- 6/9/2020 18:00 UTC
- 6/18/2020 15:00 UTC
- 6/22/2020 23:00 UTC
- 7/1/2020 04:00 UTC (APAC-Friendly)
- 7/8/2020 21:00 UTC
- 7/16/2020 20:00 UTC
- 7/20/2020 16:00 UTC
- 7/27/2020 19:00 UTC
- 8/3/2020 TBD (If Necessary)
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 17:30 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 17:00 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
The #accessibility team has also announced a set of 5.5-focused scrubs.
Also, the ongoing APAC-friendly #core bug scrub session every Tuesday at 05:00 UTC will continue during the cycle, alternating focus between core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and editor.
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 5.5-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 5.5, 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.