Dev Chat Summary: December 9 2020

Hello! Here’s what happened in the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. dev chat on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 05:00 UTC and Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 20:00 UTC.

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

@francina & @johnbillion facilitated the meeting and @laurora took notes. The full Slack archive can be viewed here.


WordPress 5.6 aka “Simone” was released yesterday (8 December 2020). The release squad was entirely made of people identifying as women and non-binary folx. You can read more about the release in this blog post. At the time of the meeting, @helen shared that it’s already exceeded 3 million downloads.

The annual State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. will be taking place Thursday 17 December at 1600 UTC. If you’d like to submit a question, the deadline is Friday 11 December! This post has more information.

Updates from Component Maintainers/Focus Leads

Build/Test Tools:

@desrosj is continuing to work on the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. Action workflows and backporting the local Docker environment to the remaining older branches.

@desrosj has been working one repo at a time to convert the Travis configurations to workflows. If you maintain any repositories under the WordPress GitHub organization and want to help with the transition, feel free to DM him.

Open Floor

@afragen requested some extra eyes on #51976. If you’re able to help out, please add your comments to the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.. And also added that if you’re after a larger challenge to take a look at #51928, noting that 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. might need to be moved to #51857.

Next Dev Chat meetings

The next meetings will take place on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 05:00 UTC and Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 20:00 UTC in the #core SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel. Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions.

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