Dev Chat agenda, November 9, 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.

Thank you @nalininonstopnewsuk and @webcommsat for stepping in to help with the agenda, and to @robinwpdeveloper who will be helping with the summary for the first time at today’s meeting.

1. Welcome

Dev Chat summary, November 2, 2022 – thanks to @webcommsat for summarizing the discussion, and to @audrasjb and @pbiron for review.

2. Announcements

Reminder: WordPress 6.1 “Misha” was released, November 1, 2022

What’s new in Gutenberg 14.5” release post, November 9, 2022

Note: in the releases part of the agenda, there are important updates for this week on 6.1.1.

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

A Week in Core – November 7, 2022

4. Forthcoming releases

Updates from the relevant teams relating to releases.

a) Latest major release: 6.1

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 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 Guide for 6.1.

b) Next minor 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.: 6.1.1

Information shared by @jeffpaul: there is a 6.1.1 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 scheduled for tomorrow, November 10, 2022 at 17:30 UTC and 6.1.1 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). planned for Friday November 11, 2022 at 16:00 UTC. These will take place in the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. channel of the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

c) Next major: 6.2

If you have an update from release leads or from any teams collaborating on related items, please add it to the comments.

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.

#agenda, #dev-chat