The WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. development team builds WordPress! Follow this site for general updates, status reports, and the occasional code debate. There’s lots of ways to contribute:
Found a bugbugA 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.?Create a ticket in the bug tracker.
The proposal for a new Make/Performance team was well received by the meeting participants. Encouraging! Please add your feedback in the post comments.
Thanks to the 30 contributors of the past week, including 3 new contributors! Kudos to the 5 coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. committers of the week, too.
Next minor releaseMinor ReleaseA set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality.(s)
@sergeybiryukov proposed to also backportbackportA 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. changeset  (which is milestoned to 5.8.2) to older branches.
Next major releasemajor releaseA release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope.
Concerning the next major release —WordPress 5.9— a planning roundup was published some weeks ago.
The go/no go date for the main WP 5.9 features is October 14.
@audrasjb will run another bugbugA 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 on Thursday October 14, 2021 at 20:00 UTC.
Reminder: everyone is welcome to run a bug scrub on the #core Slack channel. If you are interested, please read this handbook post: Leading bug scrubs and get in touch with @audrasjb or @francina for details.
Work has continued on addressing PHPPHPThe web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher timeouts or missing files during large pluginPluginA plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party or theme updates. A couple of solutions were implemented so far, but it looks like the issue might not be fully resolved yet. Any testing and feedback welcome! See ticketticketCreated for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.#54166 for more details.
The #core-auto-updates team is still looking on getting a consensus on which approach to proceed with for #22316. Two competing PRs are proposed (1547 and 1724), there is a need to decide what is the best approach.
@johnjamesjacoby raised ticket #38231 and asked for another pair of eyes. @costdev pointed out some possible enhancements in the unit tests provided by the ticket.
@webcommsat shared that the Marketing Team is exploring how to help the Test Team reach extenders with the message to update their test suites to bring them in line with the latest WordPress Core PHP Test Suites.Everyone is welcome to join the collaboration in this document, and they are looking specifically for items to be filled in on the table on page 4 to 6.