Dev Chat agenda, November 1, 2023

The next weekly WordPress developers chat will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack. Note, the 6.4 RC3 is scheduled for November 1, so there may be a change in Dev Chat timings if needed. Please check the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. channel for updates.

Further items will continue to be added as they come up in core and release leads channels on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

Welcome and housekeeping

All are welcome to join Dev Chat.

If you can help with dev chat summaries, please raise your hand in the meeting. It is a busy time and additional people are appreciated.


WordPress 6.4 Release Candidate 3 – was released today.

Highlighted posts

Due to time constraints during a release and to prioritize 6.4 items, some of the highlighted posts may not be raised during the live Dev Chat meeting.

Recording of the Hallway hangout on performance improvements in WordPress 6.4 is now available. The main points are also summarized on the post for anyone not able to access the recording.

Call for 6.4x release managers – this followed a discussion in Dev Chat last week. Please add a comment to the post if you are interested in supporting the maintenance and minor releases. Thanks @jorbin for putting this together.

Reminder: Call for contributors to assist with 6.4 End User documentation. Extra assistance will be appreciated to help with this as we move towards the release day.

What’s new in Gutenberg 16.9

Forthcoming release updates

Next major WordPress release: 6.4

Updates or important discussions relating to the final week of the release.

Any issues relating to 6.4?

Existing 6.4 useful links

Field Guide for 6.4

You can also find all Developer Notes relating to 6.4 using this tag. If you think another change would benefit from a dev notedev 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. and it has not been highlighted previously, add it to the Documentation Tracker for 6.4.

Release parties schedule for 6.4

6.4 Release Candidates phase

This detailed guide will walk you through testing features in WordPress 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.

Tickets or Components help requests

This section is subject to change depending on the needs of the release.

Please add any items for this part of the agenda to the comments – tickets for 6.4 will be prioritized. 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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