Dev Chat agenda, January 24, 2024

(Update from new Contributor Meeting added)

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on Wednesday, 17 January 2024 at 20:00 GMT in the core channel on Make WordPress Slack.


These will focus on open proposals in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and release items.

  • Interactivity API and building interactive blocks has moved past the proposal stage and is aimed at being a key feature planned for 6.5. Now that it’s near complete and planned for 6.5:
    • is there anything actionable in the proposal?
    • or is it considered done / closed?

Next week’s dev chat, a discussion opportunity is identified for this open proposal on core relating to major release Field Guides.

Could you help curate a Call for Volunteers to review the open proposals on Make/Core and create a list of unresolved ones to discuss during Dev Chat meetings?

Highlighted posts

Summary from the experimental new style Dev Chat from January 17, 2024@webcommsat and @hellofromtonya

A Week in Core – January 24, 2024 – props to @audrasjb for creating this.

On TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between January 15 and January 22, 2024:

  • 35 commits
  • 62 contributors
  • 67 tickets created
  • 10 tickets reopened
  • 72 tickets closed
  • and a welcome to three new contributors

Performance team roadmap for 2024 is out and covers priorities.

Team reps update. The nomination period has been extended for the Core Team Reps 2024 edition to Wednesday, 31 January 2024 at 23:59 GMT. Full details are on the original nominations post where nominations can be added.

New core contributor meeting – if you were not able to attend and would like to find out more, check out the link to the meeting in Slack on January 24, 2024 which includes useful information on getting started and the contributor mentorship program. The deadline for applications for the second cohort for the program is Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Core-editor updates

Core Editor Improvement: Robust Revisions in the Site Editor.

Props to @annezazu for sharing this list.


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

Any other updates?

Phase 3 media library meeting will take place on Thursday, 8 February 2024 at 00:00 GMT in the #core-media
channel. The Media Component team is coordinating a meeting with the Editor team and other interested stakeholders to work on planning for the proposed Phase 3 Media Library.

Core-editor improvement – revisions in the site editor. This is a useful post for understanding some of the changes and new features to current revision functionality in the Site Editor aimed for 6.5 and the wider work in this area. 

WordPress 6.5 release squad formation as at January 18, 2024. Additional discussion on size of the squad can be found in the comments on this post.

Important milestones in the Editor for 6.5 – useful post for contributors working or wishing to support the 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. repository with the scheduled 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 for WordPress 6.5 scheduled for February 13, 2024.

Existing 6.5 links

Next minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality.: 6.4.3

Any other updates?

Earlier today there were four open tickets – update in 6.4 release leads channel.

Tickets to highlight for assistance

Tickets for 6.5 and 6.4.3 will be prioritized.

Open floor

#6-4, #6-5, #agenda, #dev-chat