Dev Chat Agenda, March 8, 2023

The next WordPress Developers Chat will on Wednesday March 8, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of the Make WordPress Slack.

Note: the 6.2 RC1 release party for will now be on March 8, 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, March 1, 2023 – thanks to @ironprogrammer

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.2 Beta 5 – available to download and test

WordPress 6.2 Release Candidate 1 is postponed March 9, around 17:00 UTC.

3. Highlighted posts

A Week in Core – March 6, 2023 – thanks to @audrasjb

Developer Notes for 6.2 – check out all the new 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.. The Field GuideField guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page. is expected to be published soon.

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

WordPress 6.2 Accessibility improvements
Dev Notes for 6.2 (link above in the ‘Highlighted Posts’ section of the agenda)

WordPress 6.2 Preview post

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

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.

@ndiego request for callout for #48731. This PR addresses an issue identified after 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. It is thought the PR thoroughly fixes the issues, but more testing would be helpful.

General testing of the Site Editor requested as a primary focus.

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.

Agenda prep @webcommsat, thanks to @costdev for review.

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