Dev Chat Summary: November 29th (4.9.1 week 2)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from November 29th (agenda, Slack archive).

4.9 feedback + 4.9.1 timing

WordPress 4.9.1 was released last week. It's a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7, users are strongly encouraged to update their sites immediately.

Notable bug fixes include:

  • Issues relating to the caching of theme template files.
  • A MediaElement JavaScript error preventing users of certain languages from being able to upload media files.
  • The inability to edit theme and plugin files on Windows based servers.

This post has more information about all of the issues fixed in 4.9.1 if you'd like to learn more.

Gutenberg usability testing + contributions

There are new usability tests for Gutenberg.

There was also a usability testing table for Gutenberg at WordCamp US this weekend, as well as a dedicated Gutenberg section at the Contributor day.

General announcements

@davefx: Looking for feedback on #42669.

Weekly Bug Scrubs for 4.4

There’s been a lot of activity on 4.4 already, let’s keep the momentum and start up weekly bug scrubs for the 4.4 cycle. Scrubs are a concentrated period of time for contributors to triage Trac tickets while other people are around at the same time.

Where: The scrubs will be held in the #core channel on Slack.
When: Each Friday, starting with Friday, September 4 2015 16:00 UTC.

The goal is to work for about an hour to triage tickets on the 4.4 milestone and try to provide feedback and make progress on as many tickets as we can, to keep the milestone under control.

See you there!

#4-4, #bug-scrub

Weekly Bug Scrubs

During the latest dev chat we’ve decided to schedule a weekly bug scrub in IRC for the next few weeks each Friday at 11AM Eastern/16:00 UTC, for two hours. Please join us if you’d like to participate in reviewing the patches currently slated for 3.6.

#3-6, #bug-scrub, #maintenance

Ticket Scrub

We’ll have a patch clearing session in IRC on Friday, February 8 at 11AM Eastern/16:00 UTC, for two hours. Let’s aim to go through the commit candidates and resolve some of the other tickets currently slated for 3.6.

#3-6, #bug-scrub, #maintenance