Dev Chat agenda, September 20, 2023

The next weekly WordPress developers chat will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 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.

Summary of Dev Chat, September 13, 2023 – thanks to @zunaid321 and @webcommsat

Welcome and housekeeping


Highlighted posts

Analysing the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. web vitals performance impact of WordPress 6.3 in the field

Community summit: encouraging recognition for contributors discussion.

Reminder: The FSE Outreach Program is evolving.

  • The FSE Outreach Program will become a focused space for solving issues, creating resources, and facilitating conversations around Phase 2 adoption. You can contribute by commenting on this post.
  • After 6.4 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. 1, the facilitated calls for FSE testing will be replaced by ad hoc calls for testing run by the Make Test team or contributors who need specific features tested.
  • Deadline: share feedback by September 22, 2023

Forthcoming release updates

Current major WordPress release: 6.3

Reminder: WordPress 6.3 developer notes.

Next major WordPress release: 6.4

WordPress 6.4 Beta 1 will be September 26, 2023.

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

Project Board for Editor Tasks for WordPress 6.4 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.

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.

Reminder of revised schedule:

  • Gutenberg 16.7 RC1 on September 20, 2023 (originally planned on September 13)
  • Gutenberg 16.7 on September 27, 2023

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.

Request from the 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 from @joedolson to get some testing on the following tickets: #50846, and #58912

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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