Summary Dev Chat, May 5, 2022

Link to the start of the meeting on 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 https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel.

Agenda followed for the meeting.

Dev Chat summary from April 27, 2022 meeting – thanks to @webcommsat for doing these.

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.0 Release Candidate 1 (released on May 3, 2022). This was the hard string freeze for the 6.0 and branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch". for the release. You can help by taking part in testing and make the release the best it can be. Thank you to everyone who came to the release parties this week.

WordPress 6.0 Beta 4 was released on May 2, 2022. It was not part of the originally published development cycle. It was aimed at providing an opportunity for testing some specific issues that were resolved since 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. 3.

Early focused meetings will take place on Mondays at a revised time of 18:00 UTC. Thanks to @costdev for working on this. These meetings will mean early tickets can get the attention they need, without disrupting devchat/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. Thanks to @costdev who will be running these meetings. The meetings will focus on:

  • targeting 3-4 tickets per meeting, discussing the proposal/bug
  • updating the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. with opinions/findings
  • for some tickets that require investigation, some of the investigation might be possible during the meeting, otherwise we could schedule a date/time for contributors to get together to do any necessary deep-dives (either in chat, or via mob programming)

What’s New in Gutenberg 13.1 (April 27, 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 13.1 brings border support to the Columns 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., a number of improvements to the Comments blocks, along with a range of accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) enhancements.

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

A Week in Core – May 2, 2022 – thanks to @audrasjb

Full Site Editing Program Testing Call 14 – Rallying Recipe Reviewers. Deadline for feedback: 18 May 2022

 4. Upcoming releases

Next major: WordPress 6.0

Updates from Release Co-coordinators and members of the squad.

@annezazu – Quick run down:

  • A new project board is being considered for 6.0.x releases for Core Editor issues as there are a few that are slated for 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.. Stay tuned there but know bugs are being handled appropriately and are very much appreciated.
  • Check out this great post from @peterwilsoncc on what this current RCrelease 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). phase means: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2022/05/04/wordpress-6-0-release-candidate-phase/
  • 6.0 RC 2 is next week on May 10, 2022 and I hope to see you all at the release party! Expect it to be around the same time at 16:00UTC.
  • About page:
    • @marybaum: Well I believe the About Page strings got committed ahead of the hard string freeze, and the rest of that process is going as it has in recent releases.
    • @annezazu: The 6.0 video in progress will also be ready in time for a commit just before the final release. It will be linked in the About Page.
    • @webcommsat: The ticket has some more details.
    • @ryelle: The About page should be pretty much done – any feedback about things looking broken is welcome, but the only changes planned are to add in the correct links.

Some other useful resources on 6.0

A recap of some of the useful resources on 6.0 including the Field GuideField guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page.!

5. Open floor

Component maintainers

@sergeybiryukov: Build/Test Tools component: Two issues were fixed in the unit testunit test Code written to test a small piece of code or functionality within a larger application. Everything from themes to WordPress core have a series of unit tests. Also see regression. suite:

  • Pass GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ Actions environment variables to the Docker container, so that tests that should only run on 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. don’t unintentionally run on other branches. See ticket #55668 for more details.
  • Update the test for supported versions in the SECURITY.md file so that major versions like 6.0 are handled correctly. See ticket #55667 for more details.

General: The Microsoft IIS configuration file was updated to account for WordPress coding standardsWordPress Coding Standards A collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, especially the official standards for WordPress Core.. Testing is welcome from anyone running their own local IIS server on Windows. See ticket #53377 for more details.Date/Time, I18Ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill., Permalinks: No major news this week.

Other open floor items

  • From the release documentation team, if any component maintainers or committers are still working on dev notes for 6.0 or have not had chance to reply to @bph, please can you let her know.
  • WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe (WCEU) Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. Core Tables, June 2, 2022 – @desrosj would you like to share anything on this today? We can share this in a future week. 

 You’re invited to the 6.0 RC 2 Release Party at 16:00 UTC on May 10, 2022 (click to add to your calendar). Meet in #core and be ready to wave hello, emoji reactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/., and help test. As always with releases, there’s a chance this time may change the day of depending on how things are progressing. If the time is changed, it will be communicated across channels (#core-editor#6-0-release-leads, and in #core). Hope to see you there!

Props to @webcommsat for the summary, @marybaum and @annezazu for reviewing

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