Dev Chat Summary, July 29th, 2020

@whyisjake hosted this agenda and @marybaum and @audrasjb edited.

Recent Dev-Notes

The group didn’t discuss these, but @whyisjake added them to the announcements. Have an opinion? Add your thoughts to the comments:

Upcoming Releases

  • WordPress 5.5 RC was released July 28th
    • @whyisjake mentioned that work is underway to only show the auto-update UIUI User interface for themes that support updates.
    • Testing changeset [48688] will determine whether it lands in 5.5.
    • @pbiron confirmed there will be a dev notedev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include: a description of the change; the decision that led to this change a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. on these changes.
  • WordPress 5.5 RC 2 scheduled for August 4th
    • An extra RC is possible if the UI changes much for themes.
  • @desrosj and @justinahinon completed a docs scrub on July 29th
  • Tickets and issues of concern:
    • @Carike seeks feedback on how to streamline 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/ dev updates with any ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..
    • @pbiron added a new patch to ticket #48507 for 5.5 RC 1.
    • @jeffpaul shared process on patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. reviews of 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. candidates

Component check-in and status updates

Open Floor

Props @jeffpaul for proofreading.

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