Dev Chat agenda, January 10, 2024

The agenda for the first dev chat after the seasonal break is below. The meeting takes place on the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. channel of the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at on January 10, 2024 at 20:00 UTC .

(Update: 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. testing requests have been added under the Releases heading.)

Welcome and housekeeping

All welcome.


What’s new in Gutenberg 17.4

Reminder: call for volunteers for 2024 major releases.

Highlighted Posts

Posts during the break were highlighted in the following post. Many of the items in that post are still relevant, including a reminder that the core team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. nomination period had been extended until January 12, 2024 at 23:59 UTC, to give more time for Core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. to consider and nominate other contributors and/or themselves. Nominations post for 2024 core team reps.

In the last few days, there have been the following new posts:

A Week in Core – Jan 8, 2023 – big thanks to @audrasjb

On TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between January 1 and January 8, 2024:

  • 19 commits
  • 20 contributors
  • 26 tickets created
  • 2 tickets reopened
  • 21 tickets closed

Phase 3, agency outreach recap @s1m0nd on an outreach exercise to enterprise WordPress agencies specializing in enterprise projects, inviting them to a series of informal show-and-tell sessions.

Update from the Developer Blogblog (versus network, site)

New design is live.

What’s new for developers, December 2023.

Writers are invited for the following articles on the WordPress Developer Blog:

To volunteer or ask further queries, comment on the 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 linked. If you need further assistance, post a message in the in the #core-dev-blog channel.

Core-editor update

Props to @annezazu for this update from January 2, 2024.

For information:

Release updates

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.: 6.5

Existing links:

Gutenberg updates

Thanks @bph for sharing.

  • Gutenberg plugin 17.5 RC1 is now available for testing
  • WordPress 6.5 Roadmap: a few features are already available in Gutenberg 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 and could use some testing and feedback (the links below are tracking issues)

Tickets for assistance

Tickets can be highlighted for this section of the agenda, priority will be given to 6.5 release items.

Open floor

#6-5, #agenda, #core-editor, #dev-chat