Dev chat summary, February 23, 2022

@marybaum led the meeting on this agenda from @webcommsat.

1. Welcome and announcements

WordPress 5.9.1 is out! This is a maintenance release that fixed 82 bugs across CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and the blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor.

Our 5.9.x minors leads are @audrasjb and @mamaduka. @estelaris is drafting the release posts.

2. Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

What’s new in Gutenberg 12.6?

A Week in Core, February 21, 2022

3. Upcoming releases

WordPress 6.0

@afragen asked the group for last-minute feedback on his post that outlines a feature to handle plugin dependencies. The feature is an early 6.0 candidate.

@annezazu caught the group up on a dizzying array of activity around FSE and the block editor. She recommended this summary post from the earlier Core Editor meeting and noted that other work is still following the preliminary roadmap.

See the transcript for more detail.

WordPress 5.9.2

@audrasjb laid out preliminary plans for a quick 5.9.2 to address 20 tickets in the milestone. A firm schedule will come shortly.

4. Open Floor

@bph announced there’s a raw recording of the second Gutenberg Developer Hours on YouTube. She also said a recap post is in the works.

The next session is March 8.

@annezazu announced a call for testing that revisits the headers workflow, which has changed a fair bit since the original call. Note also that her announcement marks the return of the project’s usual calls for testing in the FSE Outreach Program.

@joyously had a concern about the way block themes look in older browsers. @estelaris shared a link to the GitHub Documentation Tracker, where folks can request new support articles.

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