Dev Chat agenda, October 12, 2022

The meetings take place on Wednesdays at  20:00 UTC in the #core channel on Slack, and usually last an hour. All are welcome to attend or catch up via the summary.

About Dev Chat.

The publication of the Dev Chat agenda was held until after the WordPress 6.1 RC1 release party concluded to include the updates from this.

1. Welcome

Dev Chat summary, October 5, 2022 – thanks to @ndiego for writing, and @webcommsat and @marybaum for reviewing.

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 1 is available to test.

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. PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party 14.3 is due to land on October 12. Its RC is already available.

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

A Week in Core, August 10, 2022

4. Forthcoming releases

Dev Notesdev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include a description of the change, the decision that led to this change, and a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. for 6.1 are in process, going through tech and editorial review, and published as they are ready. Find them at the dev-notes-6-1 tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.). 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. will be out shortly. Thanks to the efforts led by the release docs team.

WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 1 is available to test.

Note 1: Double sign-off is needed for tickets with milestone 6.1, no matter 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. or 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"./backportbackport A port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch.. Note 2: Trunk was not branched on October 11, 2022 following RC1.

If you have an update from release leads or any teams collaborating on related items, please add a comment.

5. Component maintainers updates / tickets / requests for help

Please add your request for tickets you would like to raise as a comment.

6. Open Floor

Please add your Open Floor item as a comment.

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