Devchat summary, July 28, 2021

A week after the release of WordPress 5.8, @desrosj led a well attended but quick chat on this agenda.

Highlighted blogblog (versus network, site) posts

Jonathan drew the group’s attention to these posts:

He also added a late post of his own:

If you’d like to help with 5.8.xx minor releases, leave a comment on that post.

To-do items on 5.8

Moving on, @desrosj opened one last review of the 5.8 release and asked the group for retrospective comments and other feedback.

In reply, @chanthaboune said she’d likely have her retrospective up later in the day. And she said @matveb will shortly have some thoughts about features to target for 5.9.

Remember, also, that trunk is open now, so if you’re a committercommitter A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component., keep committing whatever you feel is ready! (Ed. note: Plus, we’re also in alpha for 5.9, so whether you’re a committer or not, if you’re passionate about bringing a new feature into CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., now is the time to do what it takes to land it.)

Component maintainers

@sergeybiryukov checked in with news on Build/Test, where ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #53363 has details on some 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. fixes and updated naming to follow established conventions.

On U[grade/Install, Sergey added a second plug for his feedback request on the updater proof of concept highlighted above.

Open Floor

Above, in highlighted posts, you probably noticed that @desrosj asked for comments on his minor-releases post if you want to help with the 5.8.x minors. He actually added that suggestion in Open Floor.

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