Hello! Here’s what happened in the core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. dev chat on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 05:00 UTC and Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 20:00 UTC, following this agenda.
05:00 UTC core dev chat
@thewebprincess facilitated the meeting and took notes. Find the full Slack archive here.
20:00 UTC core dev chat
@thelmachido facilitated the meeting and @laurora took notes. The full Slack archive can be viewed here.
Both groups followed this agenda: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/11/04/dev-chat-agenda-october-4th-november-2020/
RC1 of 5.6 has been released! The team would love you to help by testing the release candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta)., and/or by offering any translation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. skills. More information can be found in the Release Candidate post.
@helen shared that the theme previewer site [wp-themes.com] is now showing starter content for the demos for Twenty Twenty One, Twenty Twenty, and Twenty Seventeen, thanks to some help from @dinhtungdu and @dd32. Helen noted that it is not yet available for themes at large; the reasons for which she’ll be sharing in a post that’ll be published soon.
A Week in Core – November 16, 2020
Site Health Check changes in 5.6
Dev Notes 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, and 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. are starting to show up ready for final release, here’s the latest dev-notes 5.6
Updates from Component Maintainers/Focus Leads
@sergeybiryukov shared that PHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 8 release is scheduled for November 26. For WordPress 5.6, the current plan is to declare it as “beta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. compatible with PHP 8”. A post on make/core is coming soon, but you can see the reasoning behind this in the following 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/. conversations:
@desrosj added that the dev 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, and 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. for this is almost complete, and will be added tomorrow [November 19].
@isabel_brison flagged that there are still a number of outstanding issues in relation to the editor. If you think you might be able to help out in clearing these, please take a look at the to-do column on the Gutenberg project board on GitHub.
@webcommsat shared that the Marketing Team is working on questions and answers for 5.6 for the HelpHub and working with the Training Team. The team will add the latest version to the Marketing Team GitHub at the end of this week, for those who are interested in helping with this.
@desrosj apologized for the delay in publishing the Field Guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page. – this will be published by the end of the week.
@francina has started recapping the comments to the post about aligning the WP release cycle to industry standards. Right now there are very few voices, and despite the deadline for feedback stated has now passed, she would still love to hear from more people. Please review the post and share your feedback.
@whyisjake asked when the planning for the 5.7 release cycle (team etc) is going to start. @francina suspects @chanthaboune has a plan, but stressed that it would be great to see 5.6 squad members back again, and encourages anyone who has any questions about being part of the release squad to reach out to her or @audrasjb. Francesca will be adding a list of release squad roles and more information on how you can get involved in the handbook soon.
Next Dev Chat meetings
The next meetings will take place on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 05:00 UTC and Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 20:00 UTC in the #core Slack channel. Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions.