Dev Chat agenda for 22 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. 4 has landed. Please download and test! 

Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

Beta 4 fixes 20 bugs that surfaced in Beta 3. Please test them and report your findings on the announcement post.

What’s new in Gutenberg 12.2?

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

Here is the revised release schedule.

And please join the discussion @chanthaboune has started on 2022 release planning.

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.

RC1 is set to release on 4th January and means two things:

Hard string freeze, including all the strings for the About page.

And Trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. branches to 6.0 alpha, so if you have a feature you’d like to see in the next major version, this is the time to start on it!

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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