Dev Chat Summary, February 22, 2023

The WordPress Developers Chat meeting took place on February 22, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack.

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Highlighted Posts

Between February 13 and February 20, 2023, there were on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress.:

  • 58 commits
  • 88 contributors
  • 74 tickets created
  • 10 tickets reopened
  • 69 tickets closed
  • 14 new contributors 🎉
  • Read about this Marketing experiment about post announcements, which intentionally posts only the first 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., 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)., and general release announcements to News, and intermittent beta/RC posts to Make/CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..

Help – Tickets/Components

Remaining Tickets in 6.2 Milestone

@johnbillion reminded the team that there were 95 open tickets to go (query used).

@costdev asked maintainers and contributors to assist triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. efforts by moving into Future Release any tickets they know will not make it into the 6.2 milestone.

Considering the high count, and being only a week away from Beta 4, @francina asked if release leads were comfortable with this many bugs. @hellofromtonya pointed out that only 57 of the tickets were defects (query used), and that any outstanding items would be punted by RC1.

@jeffpaul asked for confirmation if regressions introduced during 6.2 could remain open into RC, and @hellofromtonya confirmed, though could cause a delay (prescience?)

Open Floor

About Page

@francina asked for an About Page status update (#57477: About Page – 6.2 Release), and @jpantani noted that the draft document was still open for general feedback through the week. The document will be closed to changes on March 3, 2023 at 23:59 UTC.

Live Product Demo

@jpantani also mentioned the planned 6.2 Live Product Demo scheduled for March 2, 2023 at 17:00 UTC.

Props to: @ironprogrammer for the summary, and @webcommsat for review and agenda preparation,
and @francina for facilitating the meeting.

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