Dev Chat agenda, July 12, 2023

The next weekly WordPress developers chat will take place on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack. All are welcome.

1. Welcome and housekeeping

Summary from the Dev Chat on June 5, 2023 – props to @estelaris

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.3 Beta 4 – thanks to all involved!

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. 16.2 – expected to be released on July 13, 2023.

3. Highlighted posts

A Week in Core, July 3 to July 10, 2023 – props to @audrasjb

Let’s take a look at what changed on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between July 3 and July 10, 2023. Welcome to the 11 new contributors during this period too!

  • 80 commits
  • 100 contributors
  • 77 tickets created
  • 10 tickets reopened
  • 58 tickets closed

Phase 3 – A reminder that online comments are invited for the Phase 3 of the Gutenberg Project relating to Block library and a few important development APIs and the Media library and media flows, Real time collaboration, and Asynchronous workflows. New: Admin Design. More coming, follow the Phase 3 tag.

Developer Blogblog (versus network, site)What’s new for developers July 2023

4. Forthcoming release updates

Next major WordPress release: 6.3

6.3 Beta 4 came out on July 11, 2023 and is available for testing. Awareness on a few items below including remaining bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. scrubs, Editor Tasks to do, live product demo date. 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. are starting to be produced and published too.

Save the date for a WordPress 6.3 live product demo, scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 16:00 UTC (Zoom link).

Stay in the loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. with 6.3:

Future major WordPress release: 6.4

WordPress 6.4 Development Cycle 

5. Tickets or Components help requests

Please add any items for this part of the agenda to the comments. If you can not attend dev chat live, don’t worry, include a note and the facilitator can highlight a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. if needed. This part of the agenda will focus on items for 6.3.

6. Open floor

If you have any additional items to add to the agenda, please respond in the comments below to help the facilitator highlight them during the meeting.

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