Dev Chat agenda for 15 December 2021

Announcements

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. 3 has landed, after a lot of very hard work by a lot of very dedicated contributors. Please download and test! 

Note: This beta focused on the bugs that showed up since Beta 2. Now, work pivots to hunting for brand-new bugs.

Did you get a chance to watch the State of Word yesterday? If not, check it out.

Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

Since Beta 2, 14 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.

What’s new in Gutenberg 12.1?

@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 4 (scheduled for 21 December) which is optional and the team will discuss whether it will happen.

If we skip Beta 4, we will be start the new year with version 5.9 RC1 set to release on 4th January.

Component Maintainers

From now until launch, devchat will skip a formal check-in so the group can have a longer Open Floor. If you’re a maintainer who’d like to get help with a blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release. or share success, add your item to the comments.

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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