Dev Chat agenda, November 15, 2023

The next weekly WordPress developers chat will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack.

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.


WordPress 6.4.1 became available on November 8, 2023.

For background information:

Highlighted posts

What’s new in Gutenberg 17.0

WordPress 6.4 performance improvements (this will be added to 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.). @swissspidy has also published his own post on how to get started with WordPress performance

An update to the Field Guide with a new 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.: Main query loop handling for block themes in 6.4.

Post on an update to the core commit message format. It has been updated to take into account backportbackport A port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch. and follow up commits. There is also a change on where ‘props’ is used in the commit message.

Call for what is currently needed with 6.4 End User documentation (HelpHub)
Documentation tracker on GitHub for 6.4 end users.

Reminder from last week’s schedule dev chat: (not all these may be featured in the dev chat on November 15 depending on time available).

Forthcoming release updates

WordPress release: 6.4 – any issues

Reference information:
Field Guide for 6.4
– All Developer Notes relating to 6.4 can be found using this tag.

Next major WordPress release: 6.5

The development cycle page has been created. It will be populated post the discussion on release timings and the finalization of the squad.

Are you able to help with future 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? The next bug scrubs post.

Bug scrub on November 14, 2023. The list of tickets in milestone by the scrub. Start of the scrub for those looking at tickets async.

Tickets or Components help requests

Please add any items for this part of the agenda to the comments – tickets for 6.5 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.

This was due to be shared at last week’s dev chat. Bringing it again to November 15, 2023:
Nominations for Core Team Reps: 2024 edition – @webcommsat to reshare the draft post and timings. To continue exploring and with metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. to embed a voting blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. within the post to make it easier for voting. Thanks to @ironprogrammer on testing and helping move this option forward, which may also assist other teams in the future.

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