Devchat agenda, November 23, 2022

(Update November 23, 2022 – post added to section 3)

1. Welcome

Expect a brief check-in, since the United States is observing Thanksgiving week, and WordPress 6.2 will likely not kick off the pre-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. period before some 2023 planning.

To refresh your memory, here is last week’s summary. Thanks to @dpotter05 for compiling it!

2. Announcements

The project will end support for WordPress 3.7 – 4.0 on December 1. To that end, @peterwilsoncc will lead one last release party for those versions on November 30.

The WordPress developer blogblog (versus network, site) is in public beta! Find out more from @bph and check it out. Also, see how to contribute!

3. Blog posts of note

Got one to share? Post it in the comments.

Update: Nov 23, 2022 by @webcommsat: A Week in Core has been published.

4. Upcoming releases

The next major is 6.2; the next minor is 6.1.2. Look for updates next week.

5. Tickets, components and open floor

In the spirit of the season, please feel free to share something you appreciate either in the comments or in the chat.

See you at 20:00 UTC!

#agenda, #core, #dev-chat

Performance Chat Agenda: 22 November 2022

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting scheduled for November 22, 2022, at 16:00 UTC.


This meeting happens in the #core-performance channel. To join the meeting, you’ll need an account on the Make WordPress Slack.

#agenda, #meeting, #performance, #performance-chat

Editor Chat Agenda: November 23, 2022

Facilitator and notetaker: @andraganescu

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 2:00 PM UTC. This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.

General Announcements and Links.

  • Gutenberg 14.5.4 released on Nov. 18
  • 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. https://wordpress.org/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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party 14.6 to be released on Nov. 20, 22

Key project updates

Task Coordination.

Open Floor – extended edition.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting

Dev chat agenda: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

How did it get to be mid-November already?

Thanks to @webcommsat, @desrosj, and @nalininonstopnewsuk for stepping in on almost no notice when @marybaum was unavailable last week.

1. Welcome

Last week’s summary – props to @webcommsat.

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.1.1 maintenance release has landed!

Nominations are open for 2023 Core Team rep.

3. Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

From @audrasjb, A week in Core.

From @helen, Improving the contributor experience.

And from @jeffpaul last week, the release post for WordPress 6.1.1 RC1.

4. Upcoming releases

The next major is 6.2.

The next minor is 6.1.2.

5. Components and tickets

This is the 6.2 alpha period — time to work on your favorite enhancements. This is also the time in the cycle when the community settles on the main areas of focus for 6.2, based on the product roadmap.

6. Open floor

Got a topic? Add it to the comments.

#agenda, #core, #dev-chat

Editor Chat Agenda: November 16, 2022

Facilitator and notetaker: @bph

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2:00 PM UTC. This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.

General Announcements and Links.

  • Last Week’s Meeting Summary
  • WordPress 6.1.1 Released on Nov. 15, 2022
  • What’s new in Gutenberg 14.5? (9 November)
  • 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. https://wordpress.org/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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party 14.6 RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). expected on Nov. 16, stable released on Nov. 20, 22
  • WordPress 6.1 ‘Misha’ Retrospective by Hector Prieto

Key project updates

Task Coordination.

Open Floor – extended edition.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

Post reviewed by @paaljoachim. Thank you.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting

Dev Chat agenda, November 9, 2022

The meetings take place on Wednesdays at 20:00 UTC in the #core channel on Slack, and usually last an hour. All are welcome to attend or catch up via the summary.

About Dev Chat.

Thank you @nalininonstopnewsuk and @webcommsat for stepping in to help with the agenda, and to @robinwpdeveloper who will be helping with the summary for the first time at today’s meeting.

1. Welcome

Dev Chat summary, November 2, 2022 – thanks to @webcommsat for summarizing the discussion, and to @audrasjb and @pbiron for review.

2. Announcements

Reminder: WordPress 6.1 “Misha” was released, November 1, 2022

What’s new in Gutenberg 14.5” release post, November 9, 2022

Note: in the releases part of the agenda, there are important updates for this week on 6.1.1.

3. Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

A Week in Core – November 7, 2022

4. Forthcoming releases

Updates from the relevant teams relating to releases.

a) Latest major release: 6.1

Dev Notesdev 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. for 6.1 find them at the dev-notes-6-1 tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.). The Field Guide for 6.1.

b) 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.: 6.1.1

Information shared by @jeffpaul: there is a 6.1.1 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. scrub scheduled for tomorrow, November 10, 2022 at 17:30 UTC and 6.1.1 RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). planned for Friday November 11, 2022 at 16:00 UTC. These will take place in 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 https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

c) Next major: 6.2

If you have an update from release leads or from any teams collaborating on related items, please add it to the comments.

5. Component maintainers updates / tickets / requests for help

Please add your request for tickets you would like to raise as a comment.

6. Open Floor

Please add your Open Floor item as a comment.

#agenda, #dev-chat

Performance Chat Agenda: 8 November 2022

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting scheduled for November 8, 2022, at 16:00 UTC.


This meeting happens in the #core-performance channel. To join the meeting, you’ll need an account on the Make WordPress Slack.

#agenda, #meeting, #performance, #performance-chat

Editor Chat Agenda: 9 November 2022

Facilitator and notetaker: @ajitbohra

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, November 9 2022, 04:00 PM GMT+1. This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

Agenda items

1) Announcements

WordPress 6.2 Development Cycle

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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 14.5 RC1 is ready to test and Gutenberg 14.5 imminent.

2) Key project updates:

3) Task Coordination.

4) Open Floor – extended edition.

  • Should we rethink how CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Editor Chat works (again))?
    • The attendance and purpose of the chat seem to be both withering for the past six months or more. Let’s spend some time to figure out what happens and what could we change to make use of our time and participation in a relevant and impactful manner.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting

Dev Chat agenda, November 2, 2022

The meetings take place on Wednesdays at 20:00 UTC in the #core channel on Slack, and usually last an hour. All are welcome to attend or catch up via the summary.

About Dev Chat.

The publication of the Dev Chat agenda was held for the release party of WordPress 6.1to include the updates related to it.

1. Welcome

Introduction from coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. 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. @marybaum

Dev Chat summary, October 27, 2022 – thanks to @webcommsat for writing it and for checking items for today’s agenda.

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.1 “Misha” was released, November 1, 2022
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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 14.5 RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). expected November 2, 2022

During the last week:
6.1 Release Candidate 6 – October 31, 2022

6.1 Release Candidate 5 – October 28, 2022

Gutenberg 14.4 was released –“What’s new in Gutenberg 14.4” release post, October 27, 2022.

3. Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

A Week in Core – October 31, 2022

Performance chat summary, November 1, 2022 – has some ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. updates including WebP, AVIF images, Object Cache. Also some calls for reviews.

Core editor improvement: enhancing the writing experience, October 28, 2022. Find more about other improvements to the core editor.

4. Forthcoming releases

Updates from the relevant teams relating to releases.

a) Latest 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.: 6.1

Dev Notesdev 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. for 6.1 find them at the dev-notes-6-1 tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.). The Field Guide for 6.1.

b) 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.: 6.1.1

c) Next major: 6.2

Is there an update on the discussion on earlies?

If you have an update from release leads or any teams collaborating on related items, please add a comment.

5. Component maintainers updates / tickets / requests for help

Please add your request for tickets you would like to raise as a comment.

6. Open Floor

Please add your Open Floor item as a comment.

Thanks to @marybaum for reviewing the agenda.

#6-1#agenda#dev-chat

#6-2, #6-1, #6-1-1, #agenda, #dev-chat

Editor Chat Agenda: 2 November 2022

Facilitator and notetaker: @get_dave

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, November 2 2022, 04:00 PM GMT+1. This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

WordPress 6.1 “Misha” was released 1st of November.
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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 14.5 RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). should be released 2nd of November.

Key project updates:

Task Coordination.

Open Floor – extended edition.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting