Dev chat agenda for December 8, 2021


The WordPress 5.9 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. 2 has landed, after a lot of very hard work by a lot of very dedicated contributors. Please download and test! Also, in the beta period, work pivots to focus only on bugs that have shown up since feature freeze on November 9.

Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

WordPress 5.9 Beta 2 fixed 24 bugs reported by contributors and needs testing. If you can help, please report your findings on the announcement post.

The Editor Chat Summary highlights improvements made by the team.

Gutenberg 12.1 RC1 was released.

@audrasjb has the latest issue of A Week in Core.

And remember that the release schedule has been revised.

Got other posts that should get the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team’s attention? Please add them in the comments.

Upcoming releases

The current upcoming major releasemajor release A 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. is version 5.9. Beta 2 was launched and Beta 3 is scheduled for 14 December. So far, 305 tickets were fixed and more bugs should arise with testing.

Component Maintainers

If you maintain a component and need help with beta fixes or other blockers as the 5.9 release moves forward, please plan to join the chat and update the group.

Open Floor

Add your topic to the comments, and enjoy priority for your topic at the beginning of Open Floor.

See you Wednesday at 20:00 UTC!


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