Editor chat summary: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

This post summarizes weekly editor chat of Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 15:00 CET held in 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/.. You can view the full transcript here.

General Announcements and Links

Key project updates

@annezazu shared the latest Gutenberg Phase 2 update.

“Here’s a TLDR for any devs looking at where to jump in next:
No development work started (yet)

Development work started but help appreciated to move it forward from the PR authors:

@hellofromtonya shared a Webfonts APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. Status

“Still in re-design of the architecture phase.
Close to merging the first re-architectural PR. What does it need?

  • Test it with plugins that are using the current functions to ensure nothing is broken, ie back compatibility is maintained with this phase.
  • Final code review
  • Then merge

Once merged, it will unblock the last re-architectural task.
Once both of those are merged, then performance tasks are unblocked.”

@scruffian posted an update on Navigation block:

“We now have the basics of the Navigation List View working. It is possible to view, edit and remove navigation items from the inspector controls. Drag and drop also works. The main areas of concern are:

  1. When editing an item, can we show the settings tab?
  2. Can we animate the opening of 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. settings to make it clear that this is conceptually a “drill-down” operation?

These will be the next areas to focus on.

Work is happening on this project board: https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/60/views/1, which should give more detail on progress. This video shows the current state of the project:

The issue description will be updated to reflect the current outstanding issues.”

@andrewserong posted an update on Layout options and design tools

@carlosgprim posted updates from the Mobile Team:

Main focus

— Upgrade ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. Native to version 0.69.x (finished via these changes)

 Recently fixed or improved

Task Coordination

@wildworks posted: “Can anyone test the PR regarding shortcuts in Windows?
This PR has been approved, and I would like to merge it, but I am the only one testing it…
This particular is a call for contributors who work on Windows machines @wildworks is working on Shortcuts: Add Ctrl+Y for redo to all editor instances on Windows (edited) 

@flexseth posted: “Documentation review: There are quite a few discrepancies in the ESNext flavor syntax used in Code examples for the documentation (and handbook). Maybe the #docs channel would be the best place to take up discussion on that though? I’ve been wanting to make sure all of the examples are functioning and writing more examples for components.. and to also look to establish a standard for the ES6+ code out there.”

@bph noted: “An issue or more than one should go to the 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/ repo for discussion. If you want to work on fixing them, you can review the the Guide to Documentation contributions

Open Floor

@flexseth asked: “Do you know where first time contributors can submit to be listed as contributors for this year? In the contributor numbers for State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/., in one of the Hallway Hangouts a call for contributors was mentioned I think.”

@bph: noted: “AFAIK the contributor numbers in SOTW are always release related. 5.9 6.0 6.1. Each team has their own way of acknowledging contributions. 6.1 was the last release for the year. Every Gutenberg plugin release has a list of contributors, too. Example, including first contributors”

Well after having used WordPress for over 10 years, I can say the direction of the project is the best I’ve seen. Good work all! — @flexseth

Props to @paaljoachim for his review.

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