Dev Chat Summary, August 5th, 2020

This post summarizes the weekly devchat meeting from August 5th, 2020 hosted by @whyisjake (Agenda / Slack Archive).

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

  • jQuery Migrate Status
    • @whyisjake opened the chat with a conversation about the planned changes related to jQuery Migrate in 5.5. @azaozz has published working roadmap document about it.
    • Currently, the plan is to release WordPress 5.5 as is with the first step in the roadmap in place (disabling jQuery Migrate by default for all installs).
    • @clorith has been working on a plugin, now in development, that will re-enable jQuery Migrate and make any notices thrown more visible to site owners so that they can open support tickets with the appropriate pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and theme authors.

Component check-in and status updates

Open Floor

The next CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. dev chat will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2020 @ 20:00 UTC.

These meetings are held in the #core channel in the Making WordPress Core Slack instance.

Props @marybaum and @desrosj for review.

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