Dev Chat Summary, August 12th, 2020

@whyisjake hosted this agenda and @marybaum edited.

Component check-in and status updates

  • End-to-end testing
    • @whyisjake opened the chat by sharing @francina‘s post on E2E testing. She’s looking for feedback and would like to see more of that testing in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..

  • 5.5 has landed! The release happened yesterday, on August 11, 2020.
    • @whyisjake thanked 800-plus contributors that made it, in his view, the greatest release of WordPress ever
  • Core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. https://core.trac.wordpress.org. discussed 5.5 focal points and areas for improvement
    • @whyisjake and @marybaum addressed the enduring struggle to sync the about.php page with translators, when the squad often doesn’t get late-breaking info around the jazzer until the very last minute.
    • @audrasjb and @desrosj discussed a bugbug 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. with the placeholder video and inline image editing tools
    • @whyisjake began a lively conversation on the impact jQuery Migrate had on 5.5 planning with @jorbin, @ipstenu, @corinth, and @johnbillion. @Helen expressed a desire for clear messaging and more developer outreach on the topic, @jorbin noted that the marketing lead for future releases could increase awareness, and @marybaum, @webcommsat, and @annezazu discussed existing and planned marketing efforts.

Upcoming Releases

  • 5.5.1 release
    • @davidbaumwald offered to lead the minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality.. @audrasjb, @johnbillion, @desrosj, @sergeybiryukov, @whyisjake, @azhiyadev, and @planningwrite and several others will join him. If you are interested in being part of the 5.5.1 release team, please note your interest in this post.
  • 5.6 release kickoff meeting will be August 19th during dev chat.

Open Floor

The next Core dev chat will be on Wednesday August 19, 2020 at 20:00 UTC

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

Props to @audrasjb for review.

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