Dev Chat Agenda, March 1, 2023

The next WordPress Developers Chat will on Wednesday March 1, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of the Make WordPress Slack.

Note: the release party for 6.2 Beta 4 will now be on March 1, approximately from 17:00 UTC. Please check for updates in the #6-2-release-leads on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

1. Welcome and notices

Dev Chat summary (link to follow)

2. Announcements

6.2 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. 4 is due to be released prior to dev chat.

3. Highlighted posts

What’s New in Gutenberg 15.2 – Read how the template editing experience has been improved, accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( improvements and additional control support for blocks. Posted by @daisyo

A Week in Core, February 20 to 27, 2023 – thanks to @audrasjb

Core Performance Team Roadmap published

4. Release update

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
Roadmap to 6.2
Help Test WordPress 6.2

Check the #6-2-release-leads channel for latest updates.

A 6.2 live demo will take place be on Thursday, 2 March 2023 at 17:00 GMT. More details on the 6.2 live product demo – posted by @jpantani

The release squad will be able to share any 6.2 updates in dev chat or async on this post.

5. Requests for help with tickets/ blockers

Priority will be given to items associated with the 6.2 release. Please add items for the meeting in comments below.

6. Open floor

If you have an item you would like to be raised in this section of the meeting, you can add the topic in the comments below.

If you can not attend the meeting, as a global project, asynchronous updates are welcome. You can add these into the comments section.

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