Dev chat agenda, February 9, 2022


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. 12.5 is out! Download it and test, test, test!

Over at the FSE Outreach SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, @annezazu has lots for you to look at, test, share with your real-life friends and colleagues, and more. Check out the newest program exploration: All Things Media and share your experience by February 23. There will also be a Hallway Hangout on February 16 at 17:30 UTC.

Blogblog (versus network, site) Posts of Note

Next Minor ReleaseMinor Release A 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.: WordPress 5.9.1

@audrasjb has run two 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. scrubs towards 5.9.1, which is aiming for a Thursday (yes, THIS Thursday!) Release Candidaterelease 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). and launch on Tuesday, February 15. The minor-release squad still needs two tech leads—one for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., one for the Editor—and both committers and testers to help at the release parties.


In 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. and Release Candidate phases, devchat skipped formal reports from component maintainers in favor of more time for Open Floor, and in the hope that component maintainers who wanted to bring something to the group would do so in Open Floor.

Should the chat make that permanent? Would it be a better use of the hour on Wednesday to have maintainers report in with a scheduled post? Let’s spend a few minutes talking about the best way to support all the components and make the most of the limited time that exists for devchat.

Open Floor

From Monday’s bug scrub: @audrasjb and @costdev suggested the group take a look at ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #55015.

If you have topics for Open Floor, blog posts Core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. should see, or any other thoughts on devchat, please share them in the comments. See you Wednesday!

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