Dev Chat Summary for March 10, 2021

@francina hosted this agenda.


WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza” was released yesterday.

The 5.7 Field Guide is available.

@audrasjb confirmed all documentation is published and noted that HelpHub end-user documentation pages reflect changes introduced in the 5.7 release.

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights

These posts detail the latest news on CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and 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.

Blog posts that need feedback

Components check-in and status updates

@francina confirmed that UTC time remains in use for dev-chats due to the overwhelming preference expressed in comments.

@annezazu announced that the third call for testing for the Full Site Editing Outreach Program us underway. Published summary on feedback from the second call expected next week.

@sergeybiryukov announced the NPM test workflow now includes testing for Linux and MacOS to confirm that the scripts used to build WordPress also complete successfully in those environments. Also, the jQuery version in trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. is now version 3.6.0.

Open Floor

@whyisjake expressed interest in joining a 5.7 minor release.

Discussion commenced on the establishment of a formal triage team. @francina, @desrosj, @hellofromtonya, @sergeybiryukov and @jeffpaul shared updates on those currently involved in the process and the steps to include more people.

@audrasjb started a spirited conversation that included @johnbillion, @marybaum, @clorith, @joyously, @jeffpaul, @sergeybiryukov and @ipstenu on the need for clarity on the authorship of the dark mode feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. and its mention in Make blog posts. @audrasjb welcomed feedback on several questions he asked addressing this.

Props to @audrasjb for review.

#5-7-1, #summary