Dev Chat agenda, February 8, 2023

(Update February 8, 2023 new post added to ‘Highlighted Posts’ section on Testing 6.2. @webcommsat)

The WordPress Developers Chat meeting will take place on February 8, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of the Make WordPress Slack.

Welcome and housekeeping notices

Summary from last week’s meeting, February 1, 2023@webcommsat


WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 is out and available for testing – released February 7, 2023

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. 15.1 release expected.

Highlighted posts

A Week in Core@audrasjb. In this week, 22 new contributors were recorded!

Proposal for automated performance monitoring in WordPress Core@adamsilverstein

Developer Hours returns@mburridge

Roadmap to 6.2@annezazu

Help Test WordPress 6.2@adeltahri

Releases update

a) 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.: 6.2
6.2 development cycle
6.2 bug scrub schedule
Posts on the Roadmap and the Help Test 6.2 are listed above in the Highlighted Posts section.

Updates from the release squad.

Release coordinators @francina will not be available between February 9 and February 21, and @priethor has limited availability during 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. Asia. Francesca will be available to run the Dev Chat meeting and release parties after February 21. Below are dates needing cover for facilitators of the live meetings:

  • 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. 2, February 14
  • Dev Chat, February 15
  • Beta 3, February 21
  • Potentially, Dev Chat, February 22

If you can cover, please reply in this Slack thread.

Requests for help/ any blockers relating to components or tickets

The priority will be given to items relating to 6.2. Please add to comments any tickets or blockers.

Open floor

Please add your requests for items in the comments below. The below updates have been received so far.

#agenda, #dev-chat