Dev Chat summary, March 16, 2022

Updated 22 March with additional links

@marybaum and @webcommsat led the weekly WordPress Developers Chat meeting on this agenda.

Link to start of the meeting in the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at of Making WordPress.

1. Announcements

A security release, WordPress 5.9.2, landed on Thursday.

There is a bug-scrub schedule for 6.0!

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

A Week in Core from @audrasjb

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. Pattern Directory is testing the submissions process.

The next Gutenberg Developer Hours will happen March 22, 2022.

What’s New in Gutenberg 12.8 post

3. Upcoming Releases

(Note: The agenda skipped item 3 and called Upcoming Releases item 4. I correct that here.)

3a) The next major is WordPress 6.0.

Core Tech Lead @peterwilsoncc gave an update: A new Slack channel, #6-0-site-editor-merge, will be the home of discussions about merging the editor into Core. Also, feel free to check out the #6-0-release-leads channel, to stay up to date on progress.

Peter also noted that he’s been going through the enhancements milestoned for 6.0 and reviewing the code in patches and pull requests. He could use some help, he said, pointing out that these enhancements are due to commit before 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. 1. (Ed. note: Remember that Beta 1 freezes features and enhancements for the release.)

3b) The next minor is 5.9.3.

@mamaduka and @audrasjb will publish a schedule on Make/Core (that’s this very site) by the end of this week.

JB will also run a 5.9.3 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. scrub today, Thursday, March 17, and another on Monday, March 21, 2022. Both will be at 20:00 UTC.

4. Open Floor

Open floor Slack thread.
@jeffpaul asking about the future of the Debug Bar plugin.

@nalininonstopnewsuk brought up several tickets from the Help/About and Bulk/Quick Edit component bug scrub on Monday. Link to the Slack thread for the bug scrub.
Request for more input on ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #41833 to help find a way forward.

@bobbingwide raised ticket #13459, with @davidb and @jeffpaul.
Please give time to these tickets.

Next meeting: March 23, 2022, 20:00 UTC in the Core Slack.

Summary notes by @marybaum

#6-0, #core, #dev-chat, #summary