Editor chat summary: Wednesday, March 2, 2022

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agendaslack transcript), held in the #core-editor SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 14:00 UTC.

General Updates

  • Latest Gutenberg Release is 12.7 RC from last week.  The final release for 12.7 is scheduled for today. Huge thank you to Carlos Bravo @cbravobernal for leading this release.
    • @ndiego called attention to a regression issue.
    • @mamaduka suggested issuing a point 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., once a solution is available
  • Anne McCarthy @annezazu published  a new Call For testing out from the #fse-outreach-experiment program: FSE Program Testing Call #12: Hyping Headers. The deadline for feedback is March 16th, 2022

Updates on Key Projects (asynchronous)

We used to exchange key project updates synchronously during the chat. However, many of the key 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ projects sustain a regular cadence of updates on their tracking issues on GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/.

This week we tried async updates. The attendees are encouraged to read the latest updates directly from the following tracking issues at everyone’s leisure:

@talldanwp wrote: “I just wanted to provide an update and raise awareness of a project I’m undertaking to make each of our editors implement preferences in a consistent way. Here’s the tracking issue –.
 Migrate editor preferences to new package Last week I merged a PR that added a new `wordpress/preferences` package, and this week I’m going through each of our editors migrating them to use this new package. Let me know if you have any feedback or spot any bugs. Thanks!”

Task Coordination


* Site Editor export archive now includes theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. file.
* Looking for a code sanity check on Site Editor server-side redirection PR.
* Currently working on 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. Locking UIUI User interface and hope to share some early results this week.

Open Floor

asked for more input on this issue Backspace doesn’t (always) delete images (7422), before starting working on a PR. @youknowriad commented on the issue that Jasper should go ahead with the PR.

There were no additional open floor items and we ended the meeting early.

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