Dev Chat Summary, May 18, 2022

Update May 23, 2022 @webcommsat: the 6.0 Release Party will take place on May 24, 2022 at about 18:30 in the #core channel of SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at Find out more about what happens on the day and join in the testing.

Agenda followed for the weekly WordPress Developers Chat which included updates on the next major releasemajor release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope. 6.0. The meeting was facilitated by @marybaum and @webcommsat

Start of the meeting in #Core channel on the Make WordPress Slack.

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.0 RC3 is available for testing (released May 17, 2022). Since the RC1 release on May 3, 2022, there have been approximately 50 issues resolved in Gutenberg and Trac. Thanks to everyone involved and people who came along to test at the release party.

3. Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.

A Week in Core – May 16, 2022  – thanks to @audrasjb.

What’s New in Gutenberg 13.2 (May 11, 2022.)

New free resources on Learn WordPress published in April 2022. Please help share.

4. Upcoming releases

Next major release: WordPress 6.0


@annezazu : 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). 4 is planned for Friday May 20, 2022, with the Dry Run still slated for May 23, 2022 and the final release for May 24, 2022. Everything is on track, including a 6.0 video.

Update post-dev chat from the release co-ordinators:

You’re invited to the 6.0 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). 4, Dry Run, and Final Release Parties. Each party will aim to be held at 16:00 UTC in #core channel on Slack.

  • RC4 on May 20, 2022 (Friday)
  • Dry Run on May 23, 2022 (Monday)
  • Final Release on May 24, 2022 (Tuesday)

Final Release on May 24, 2022 (Tuesday) will happen 24 hours after the Dry Run completes. This is part of a true 24-hour code freeze. This means it will likely start more around 17:00 UTC assuming all goes well with the dry run. Please check #core and 6.0 release leads slack channel for any updates.

Recap of useful resources on 6.0

We share this expanding list every week in dev chat in the run up to the release, particularly to help those new to dev chat or those coming to find out about the release. If you have items for it, please  let us know on the agenda or during in the meeting.

Early bug schedule for 6.1

Release update relating to Learn WordPress and associated docs

@webcommsat: A cross-team update on where we are with training and Learn WordPress, and mapping this with end user on documentation and other opportunities for the release.

We have completed an extensive review (link to the full update in the #training channel on Slack) on where things are on the Learn WordPress side for 6.0, and will be continuing with the mapping and linking with end user documentation. There are a number of high priority items that need some further assistance for Learn WordPress.

If you are able to help with this, please add a comment in the #training Slack and with what you might be able to help with. We have put together some help for any developers / those familiar with the release who are able to help with this who are new to using the Learn WordPress side.

Thanks to Training, Documentation, Core and wider who have collaborated on this over the last weeks, and in advance as the work continues post release day too.

5. Open Floor

If you are a component maintainer or running a 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 and have any updates not already mentioned under 6.0 updates, you can raise them in this section too.

a) Component maintainers – items of note

Update from @sergeybiryukov

Build/Test Tools, Date/Time, General, 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. 

b) 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 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus., June 2, 2022 – core tables.
@desrosj is bringing this together for the core tables at the event. Core will share an update on this hopefully next week. If you can volunteer to help on the day, contact @desrosj.

Props to: @estelaris for writing the summary, @webcommsat, @marybaum and @annezazu for reviewing.

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