Dev Chat meeting Summary – March 31, 2021

This is the weekly meetings summary of the WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team. The facilitator for this week’s chats was @markparnell at 05:00 UTC and @francina at 20:00 UTC. Here is the meeting agenda.

Link to 05:00 UTC devchat meeting on the core channel on Slack

Link to 20:00 UTC devchat meeting on the core channel on Slack

Announcements & News

Upcoming releases

WordPress 5.7.1

In line with the trial for consistent minor release leads for each major branch, all the 5.7.x point releases will be led by @peterwilsoncc, with @audrasjb as deputy.

Here is the expected 5.7.1 release schedule:

  • Release Candidaterelease 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).: Wednesday 7 April, 2021 around 23:00 UTC
  • Final release: Wednesday 14 April, 2021 around 23:00 UTC

There are 33 tickets in the milestone:

  • 10 are already closed as fixed
  • 3 are fixed and reopened for proper backportbackport A port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch.

@audrasjb announced a new 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. scrub right after the devchat, and will run another one on Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 20:00 UTC.

Note: At the time this meeting recap is published, there are now 31 tickets in the milestone. 12 are fixed, 4 are reopened. The ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. with the higher priority was fixed (#52822).

Please note that this WordPress 5.7 board is the one to watch for 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ updates that will need to land in this release.

WordPress 5.8

@francina shared some blogposts worth reading, where a new, experimental, release cycle is proposed, and the early bug scrubs schedule is now available.

Core related blogblog (versus network, site) posts

Some thoughts were shared about the last item (Add a testing template to TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress.). People are invited to comment in the blog post.

@francina suggested to follow make.wordpress.org/updates as this blog has updates from Make teams + project leadership.

Component maintainers updates

Build/Test Tools (@sergeybiryukov): Work has continued on backporting recent build and test tool improvements to the older branches still receiving security updates. See ticket #52653 for more details.

Date/Time (@sergeybiryukov): No major news this week.

General (@sergeybiryukov): No major news this week.

Internationalization (@sergeybiryukov): No major news this week.

Permalinks (@sergeybiryukov): No major news this week.

Menus (@audrasjb): JB did some Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. last week.

Widgets (@audrasjb): no major news this week.

Upgrade/Install (@audrasjb / @afragen): The team is still looking for feedback concerning the feature plugin. @francina asked if it would be useful to organize a test scrub. I would be a nice idea, and @afragen answered there’s a simple way to force the rollback for testing. The Upgrade/Install team will discuss this during the next #core-auto-updates weekly meeting on Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 18:00 UTC.

Toolbar (@sabernhardt): no triage planned this week, but @sabernhardt will probably will have another session in a few weeks.

Open floor

@chanthaboune noted that there are listening hours next week with her and Matt.

@annezazu dropped in a call out to help with the latest call for testing for the Full Site Editing Outreach Experiment: FSE Program Testing 4 – Building a restaurant themed header.

@chanthaboune shared that the recent Slack outage caused some additional things to break, so if folks see things that usually work but aren’t now, please feel free to let her know.

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