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.

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Dev Chat Agenda for November 29th (4.9.1 week 2)

This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on November 29, 2017 at 21:00 UTC / November 29, 2017 at 21:00 UTC:

  • 4.9 feedback + 4.9.1 timing
  • Gutenberg usability testing + contributions
  • General announcements

If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda or specific items related to the above, please leave a comment below. See you there!

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WordPress 4.9.1 beta

As mentioned earlier today, WordPress 4.9.1 has been scheduled for release tomorrow, November 29th, 20:00 UTC. Please have a read of that post for details of the fixes.

The beta package for 4.9.1 is now ready for testing. Please help us by testing this beta to ensure 4.9.1 fixes the reported issues and doesn’t introduce any new ones.

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WordPress 4.9.1 scheduled for November 29th

WordPress 4.9 has been downloaded over 6 million times since its release two weeks ago.

A small number of bugs have been identified which are impactful enough that the core team has decided to release 4.9.1 with fixes for those issues. The release is scheduled for tomorrow, November 29th, 20:00 UTC. A beta release will be packaged later today and made available for testing.

The issues that have been fixed are:

  • #42573: File caching affecting users’ ability to use the plugin and theme file editors.
  • #42574: MediaElement upgrade causing JS errors when certain languages are in use.
  • #42579: Incorrect logic in extract_from_markers().
  • #42454: Unable to translate Codex URL in theme editor.
  • #42609: Theme editor cannot edit files when running on a Windows server.
  • #42628: flatten_dirlist() doesn’t play nice with folders with numeric names.
  • #42634: DB_HOST socket paths with colons not parsed correctly.
  • #42641: On multisite upgrade the wp_blog_versions table doesn’t get updated
  • #42673: Themes page throws console error when there is only one installed theme.

In addition, one fix for a bug introduced in WordPress 4.7 will be included in 4.9.1:

  • #42242: lang attribute in the admin area doesn’t reflect a user’s language setting.

Stay tuned for the announcement of a beta package.

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Dev Chat Summary: November 22nd (4.9.1 week 1)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from November 22nd (agenda, Slack archive).

4.9 feedback + 4.9.1 planning

  • WordPress 4.9 was released last week, and so far 3 pressing issues have arisen that needs to be addressed in a timely manner:
    • #42573 (template file caching), #42574 (MEJS breaking things for some languages), and #42609 (file editing broken on Windows).
    • As we have a short timeline for this release, focusing on these 3 major issues for now, and planning a future point release for any other regressions appear to be the ideal way forward.
    • @johnbillion has volunteered to run the 4.9.1 release, backed by @sergeybiryukov, we're aiming to have 4.9.1-RC1 on Monday November 27th, with a tentative release date set for Tuesday November 28th.

Request for devchat lead next week

  • @sergeybiryukov has graciously volunteered to help with runnign next weeks Dev Chat, as many of us will be in transit for WordCamp US

Props to @clorith for helping lead devchat and write this summary. 🙌

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Dev Chat Agenda for November 22nd (4.9.1 week 1)

This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on November 22, 2017 at 21:00 UTC / November 22, 2017 at 21:00 UTC:

  • 4.9 feedback + 4.9.1 planning
  • Request for devchat lead next week
  • General announcements

If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda or specific items related to the above, please leave a comment below. See you there!

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