Bug Scrub Schedule for 5.9

With 5.9 well underway, we’re ready to schedule the 5.9 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 sessions. These 5.9 specific ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. scrubs will happen each week until the final release.

Alpha Scrubs:

Hosted by @audrasjb

Hosted by @chaion07 (APAC-friendly)

BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. Scrubs:

Focus: issues reported from the previous beta.

RCrelease 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). Scrubs:

Focus: issues reported from the previous RC

  • TBD

Check this schedule often, as it will change to reflect the latest information.

What about recurring component scrubs and triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. sessions?

The above 5.9 scheduled bug scrubs are separate and in addition.

For your reference, here are some of the recurring sessions:

  • Twenty Twenty-Two Triage: Every Monday 15:00 UTC in the #core-themes channel.
  • 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/ Design Triage: Every Tuesday 16:00 UTC in the #design channel.
  • AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Scrub: Every Friday 15:00 UTC in the #accessibility channel.
  • Testing Scrub: Every Friday 13:15 UTC in the #core-test channel.
  • CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. Scrub: First Thursday of every month 20:00 UTC in the #core-css channel.
  • Upgrade/Install Component: Every Tuesday at 17:00 UTC in the #core-auto-update channel.
  • Help/About Component: Every Monday, 20:30 UTC in the #core channel.

Want to lead a bug scrub?

Did you know that anyone can lead a bug scrub at anytime? Yes, you can!

How? PingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @audrasjb or @chaion07 on slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and let us know the day and time you’re considering as well as the report or tickets you want to scrub.

Planning one that’s 5.9-focused? Awesome! We’ll add it to the schedule here. You’ll get well deserved props in the weekly Dev Chat, as well as in the #props Slack channel!

Where can you find tickets to scrub?

  • Report 5 provides a list of all open 5.9 tickets:
    • Use this list to focus on highest priority tickets first.
    • Use this list to focus on tickets that haven’t received love in a while.
  • Report 6 provides a list of open 5.9 tickets ordered by workflow.

Need a refresher on bug scrubs? Checkout Leading Bug Scrubs in the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. handbook.


Have a question, concern, or suggestion? Want to lead a bug scrub? Please leave a comment or reach out directly to @audrasjb or @chaion07 on slack.

Thanks @jeffpaul for proof-reading.

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