Bug Scrub Schedule for 5.3

Now that 5.3 has been officially kicked off, 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. scrubs will happen weekly all the way up to the final release. Keep an eye on this schedule – it will change often to reflect the latest information.

  1. 8/27/2019 18:00 UTC
  2. 9/5/2019 14:00 UTC
  3. 9/12/2019 05:00 UTC (APAC-Friendly)
  4. 9/18/2019 23:00 UTC
  5. 9/25/2019 17:00 UTC
  6. 10/2/2019 16:00 UTC
  7. 10/9/2019 17:00 UTC Led by @marybaum
  8. 10/17/2019 17:00 UTC
  9. 10/23/2019 TBD (If Needed)
  10. 10/30/2019 TBD (If Needed)

These scrubs are separate and in addition to the normal scrubbing and triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. by individual components. Some of those sessions include:

Design Triage: Every Monday 16:30 UTC at #design
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/ Design Triage: Every Tuesday 16:00 UTC at #design
AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Scrub: Every Friday 14:00 UTC at #accessibility

Also, @pento recently announced a new, ongoing APAC-friendly #core bug scrub session every Thursday at 06:00 UTC.

As the release date nears, one-off, “flash” scrubs pop up for individual components. These are typically focused on a specific group of tickets or an individual feature. Some of these sessions include:

Twenty Twenty Theme Scrub: 9/20/2019 16:00 UTC at #core-themes
Media Accessibility Scrub: 9/23/2019 06:00 UTC at #core-media (APAC-Friendly)
Media Accessibility Scrub: 9/25/2019 14:00 UTC at #core-media
Accessibility Scrub: 10/1/2019 16:00 UTC at #accessibility

Finally, a reminder that anyone — Yes, you! — can host a bug scrub at anytime. You can work through any tickets you’re comfortable with. In fact, if you plan one that’s 5.3-focused, we’ll add it to the schedule here along with your name. Finally, you’ll get well deserved props in the weekly Dev Chat, as well as in the #props 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/. channel!

All open tickets for 5.3, in order of priority, can be found here. Tickets that haven’t seen any love in a while are in particular need. Those can be found in this query.

If you’d like to lead a bug scrub or have any questions or concerns about the schedule, please leave a comment or reach out to me directly.

#5-3, #bug-scrub

APAC Triage and Bug Scrub Sessions

Living in APAC timezones can be difficult. From waking up at 3am for meetings, to flying 20+ for WCUS or WCEU (WCAsia is coming to fix that!), to hearing “what’s it like living in the future?” jokes for the millionth time. One thing that shouldn’t be hard is contributing to WordPress, and it’s time to make that even easier, with APAC-friendly triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. and 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 sessions.

You may have already seen 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/ meetings happening every second week for the last few months, but starting Thursday at UTC 0600, we’ll alternate each week between working on WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., and Gutenberg! This week, join in the fun in the #core 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/. channel for a WordPress Core bug scrub. Next week, the party will be in the #core-editor Slack channel, for a Gutenberg bug scrub. 🎉

The meeting lead will pick a report to work through, but if there are particular issues you’d like to get more eyes on, or you have a patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing./PR that you’d like reviewed, this is the place to bring it up!

#apac, #bug-scrub, #core, #core-editor, #gutenberg, #triage

5.2.2 Release Agenda

The last weekly dev chat meeting featured a call for leads for 5.2.2.

@marybaum, @justinahinon and @audrasjb are leading the release. @chanthaboune is managing communications among the different teams involved.

The current schedule shows final release for 5.2.2 on Thursday 13 June 2019.

Proposed agenda for this 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. cycle:

#5-2, #5-2-2, #agenda, #bug-scrub

5.2 Bug Scrubs for RC 1

The following 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. scrubs will help us drop to 0 tickets in the 5.2 milestone by RC1 on Wednesday, April 17th:

Reminder that Wednesday, April 17th is 5.2 Release Candidate 1.

As a refresher, here’s a post from the 4.7 release cycle answering questions about bug scrubs.

#5-2, #bug-scrub

WordPress 5.1.1 Schedule

During this week’s devchat, we discussed delaying the 5.1.1 release by a few days, to better accommodate additional 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. scrubs. The new release schedule for WordPress 5.1.1 will be:

  • March 7, 2019: 5.1.1 RC
  • March 12, 2019: 5.1.1 Release Date

We’ve also chosen dates for two bug scrub events to focus on 5.1.1 tickets. Please join us in #core on these dates:

If you have any tickets that you’d like to propose for inclusion in the 5.1.1 release or specific attention during a bug scrub, please leave a comment below.

#5-1-1, #bug-scrub

4.9.8 Schedule

Note: This release was originally announced as 4.9.7.  Due to the 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release that rolled out on July 5, 2018 this release will now be 4.9.8.

The primary focuses of the 4.9.8 release are:

  • Introduce the Try 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/ callout ( #41316)
  • Privacy fixes/enhancements

The following is the current 4.9.8 release schedule:

Important Dates

  • 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.July 17, 2018
  • RC: July 24, 2018
  • Release: July, 31 2018

Bug Scrubs

All 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. scrubs will take place in #core.

#4-9-8, #bug-scrub

Core editor bug scrub time shift

With the shifts in local times, we’ll adjust the weekly coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor 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 starting this week to be Thursdays at 16:00 UTC and held as usual in #core-editor. Our focus will continue to be on Issues in the Merge Proposal milestone so please join the weekly discussion!

#bug-scrub, #core-editor, #gutenberg

Remaining Bug Scrubs for 4.9

The following 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. scrubs have been planned for remainder of the 4.9 release cycle, focused on tickets remaining in the milestone, and will take place in #core:

As a refresher, here's a post from the 4.7 release cycle answering questions about bug scrubs.

#4-9, #bug-scrub

Bug Scrubs for 4.9 Beta 1

The following 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. scrubs have been planned for the 4.9 release:

Reminder that Wednesday, October 4th is 4.9 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 and from that point on, no more commits for any new enhancements or feature requests will be allowed in this release cycle, only bug fixes and inline documentation. Work can continue on enhancements and feature requests not completed and committed by this point, but will not be picked up for commit again until the start of the next WordPress release cycle.

As a refresher, here’s a post from the 4.7 release cycle answering questions about bug scrubs.

#4-9, #bug-scrub

4.8.1 Bug Scrubs (part deux)

The following bug scrubs have been scheduled on tickets milestoned for 4.8.1 and the conversation will take place in #core:

Reminder of the timeline for 4.8.1 is 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. on Monday, July 17th (soft string freeze), RC on Monday, July 24th (hard string freeze), and launch on Tuesday, August 1st. In order to support that, we’ll be aiming for 0 tickets in the milestone by RC so we’ll be heavily focused on punting tickets out of the milestone.

#4-8-1, #bug-scrub