Dev Chat agenda, August 23, 2023

The next weekly WordPress developers chat will take place on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack. All are welcome.

For those new to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and getting set up ready for WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus., there is a New Contributors session in the core SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at today at 19:00 UTC. These take place every two weeks. They are a great place to start.

Also a useful read is the FAQ for new contributors to core.

Preparing for Contributor Day at WordCamp US 2023.

Welcome and housekeeping

Dev Chat Summary, August 16, 2023


What’s new in Gutenberg 16.5? (23 August)

6.3.1 RC1 will be released August 23, 2023 right after DevChat.

6.3.1 release is scheduled for August 29, 2023.

Highlighted posts

A Week in Core – August 21, 2023

What’s new for Navigation in WordPress 6.2 and 6.3

Hallway Hangout on improving accessibility in the site editor – join on Thursday 14 September 2023.

Developer Hours are held monthly and you can attend live or play recordings on catch up on various channels including The next Developer Hours event will be on August 30, 2023 at 15:00 UTC on HTML API.

On the same topic, there is a new post: Progress report on HTML API.

WordPressCS 3.0.0 is now available – this makes significant changes to improve the accuracy, performance, stability and maintainability of all sniffssniff A module for PHP Code Sniffer that analyzes code for a specific problem. Multiple stiffs are combined to create a PHPCS standard. The term is named because it detects code smells, similar to how a dog would "sniff" out food., and makes WordPressCS much better at handling modern PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher.

Exploring the power of block variations

Final reminder to share your comments on the ticket ownership discussion by September 1, 2023.

Forthcoming release updates

Current major WordPress release: 6.3

Reminder: WordPress 6.3 developer notes. 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. has had 6,500 views since it was published on July 18!S

Next major WordPress release: 6.4

New this week are:

Roadmap to 6.4 – this 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. is scheduled for November 7, 2023.

Bug Scrub Schedule 6.4

Some of the other key posts:

6.4 Development Cycle

6.4 Editor Taskboard on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner.

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.

Contributor Day

WordCamp US Contributor Day is tomorrow. A post to help new contributors get started and prepare for the event is available.

New contributors are encouraged to set up local environments in advance and to come along to the New Core Contributor session today, Wednesday August 23, 2023 at 19:00 UTC, in the Core Slack.

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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