Dev Chat agenda, September 6, 2023

The next weekly WordPress developers chat will take place on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack. All are welcome.

More items will be added to this agenda as they come in.

Welcome and housekeeping


Highlighted posts

New: Two weeks in Core Trac – thanks to @audrasjb

Call for testing of Performant Translations – testing of a dedicated 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 as a solution for an issue discovered where localized WordPress sites load significantly slower than a site without translations, found in an in-depth i18n performance analysis.

Proposal for an update to the Field Guide accompanying a release from some of the informal discussions at the Community Summit. There are two parts of this proposal: to move earlier the date of 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. publication by one week to the final 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., and to create and publish a simplified Field Guide on the Dev Blogblog (versus network, site). Deadline for feedback: September 15, 2023. Do contribute to the discussion and ideas.

Forthcoming release updates

Current major WordPress release: 6.3

Reminder: WordPress 6.3 developer notes.

Next major WordPress release: 6.4

Existing 6.4 useful links

Release parties schedule for 6.4

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

Bug Scrub Schedule 6.4

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.

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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