Dev Chat Summary, April 19, 2023

The WordPress Developers Chat meeting took place on April 19, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Key Links


  • What’s new in Gutenberg 15.6? (19 April): Check out the post for details on what’s new in this latest 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. release.

Highlighted Posts

Here’s the activity in TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between April 10 and April 17, 2023:

  • 13 commits
  • 33 contributors
  • 39 tickets created
  • 4 tickets reopened
  • 27 tickets closed
  • and 6 new contributors 🎉

Maintainers: Component Help Requests

For the Upgrade/Install component, @costdev provided the following updates:

  • Rollback: Waiting on confirmation from @azaozz that there are no blockers for alpha commit.
  • PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Dependencies: Waiting on @dd32 / @otto42 to confirm that the current PR for Plugin Dependencies contains nothing of concern for The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization., and that Plugin Dependencies Part 2 is the bit that still needs more discussion/investigation.

Open Floor

6.2.1 Planning

@jeffpaul asked if there had been discussion on timing and focus for the 6.2.1 minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality.. @costdev provided a couple of links (1, 2) from the #6-2-release-leads channel that called for a small squad of volunteers to lead the release. In the comment, @audrasjb suggested 6.2.1 RC1 on May 9, followed by final release on May 16, and asked for input. @ironprogrammer directed volunteers to reply in the #6-2-release-leads channel.

There were no further topics raised, so the meeting wrapped up early.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on April 26, 2023 at 20:00 UTC.

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