Dev Chat Summary for November 24, 2021

@hellofromTonya led the weekly meeting at 20:00 UTC. Here is the meeting agenda.

Link to this <devchat> in #core on 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/..

Notable News and blogblog (versus network, site) posts

Team Reps

  • @marybaum will be a new Core Team Rep for 2022.
  • Thanks to @francina for serving in this role!
  • @audrasjb will continue in this role until another 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. is found.

Interested in being a Core Team Rep? Reach out to @audrasjb.

WordPress 5.9

  • @jeffpaul asked if there are any 5.9 blockers that are in specific need of help and asked what type of help they need (engineering, design, testing, etc).
  • @hellofromTonya posted an update on 5.9 blockers and scheduling. Design help is needed for Global styles & Design tools.
  • There is an open Call for Testing for Safari.
  • Everyone is invited to help wherever possible.
  • The release squad is keeping a daily close eye on progress, needs, and any blockers that might surface. Discussions and updates are centralized in the #5-9-release-leads channel on Slack.

Component Team Updates

Build/Test Tools

@sergeybiryukov gave an update:

  • Dependabot scanning is now configured for GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Actions. This eliminates the need to manually check all GitHub Actions used within workflow files for updates. See ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #54503 for more details.
  • NodeJS is pinned to the 14.x version in the .nvmrc file to ensure contributors are able to contribute without issue until compatibility with version 16.x can be confirmed in both trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. and 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ repository on GitHub. See ticket #54502 for more details.
  • Some PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher warnings from stdClass::__invoke() callback mocks were fixed in REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. tests. See ticket #53844 for more details.
  • The timeout for GitHub Actions jobs was lowered so runaway or stalled processes don’t risk running for the default timeout duration of six hours. See ticket #53363 for more details.

@sergeybiryukov shared: No major news this week

Open Floor

  • @afragen asked for feedback on the Plugin Dependencies project for WordPress 6.0. Reach out to @peterwilsoncc if you wish to have editing access.
  • @jeffpaul asked how we are progressing on the Pre Beta 1 tasks and asked if there are any items that need help.
  • @hellofromTonya replied that there are some 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 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. that need to be compiled and published.
  • @audrasjb has been marking tickets that need Dev notes.
  • @mkaz noted that documentation for WordPress 5.9 could use some help and posted a link to the requirements. Contributors are invited to reach out to @mkaz with any questions.
  • @jeffpaul is working on the WordPress 5.9 HelpHub page.
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk noted that the latest checks for the About and Help page were carried out on Monday November 22, 2021. The next check is on Monday November 29, 2021 at 20:30 UTC.
  • @audrasjb will be leading a 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 on November 25, 2021 at 21:00 UTC. See the 5.9 Bug Scrub schedule.
  • With Thanksgiving taking place in the US on November 25, 2021, @hellofromTonya thanked the community for all contributions.

Props to @costdev for writing the devchat summary.

#5-9, #dev-chat, #summary

Dev Chat Agenda for November 24, 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s developer meeting to occur on November 24, 2021, at 20:00 UTC.

Please note that depending on your timezone, the time may have changed with the end of daylight saving time.

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights and announcements

Bringing to your attention some interesting reads and some call for feedback and/or volunteers:

Have you been working on 5.9 related issues? Let everyone know!

Components check-in and status updates

  • Check-in with each component for status updates.
  • Poll for components that need assistance.

Open Floor

Do you have something to propose for the agenda, or a specific item relevant to the usual agenda items above?

Please leave a comment, and say whether or not you’ll be in the chat, so the group can either give you the floor or bring up your topic for you accordingly.

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

#5-9, #agenda, #core, #dev-chat

Dev Chat Summary for November 17, 2021

@marybaum and @webcommsat led the weekly meeting at 20:00 UTC. Here is the meeting agenda.

Link to this <dev-chat> in #core on 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/..

Please note that depending on your timezone, the time may have changed with the end of daylight saving time.

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights and announcements

Bringing to your attention some interesting reads and some call for feedback and/or volunteers:

Components check-in and status updates

Build/Test Tools

  • The results of PHP_CodeSniffer across workflow runs are now cached. This allows for rescanning only changed files, making subsequent scans significantly faster. See ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #49783 for more details,
  • Plugins and non-bundled themes are now excluded from PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher compatibility scans. This allows the scans to run only on files included in the final WordPress package. See ticket #54425 for more details.
  • Some remote HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. requests in REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. tests are now mocked to address timeout failures. I think this could use some more discussion though to verify the intent of the tests, and whether they were created specifically to test the WP.org APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. response. See ticket #54420 for more details.
  • The default GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch". was changed from master to trunk. See ticket #54399 and the post on make/core for more details.
  • No major news this week 

Help/About component

  • @marybaum and @webcommsat have been running 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 weekly, and will continue to have checks-in every Monday for the next few weeks, but at a new time of 20:30 UTC.
  • This week they spent time exploring the About Page and centralizing images which can be used for multi-purposes.

Toolbar

  • The anchor link bug fix (#46371) is committed toward the 5.9 release (thanks!), and the new “Edit site” link still needs to be adjusted for narrower screens (#54441).

Site Health

  • An issue in trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. for 5.9 could do with some input on the best route forward to solving https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/54351 . The issue touches on the WP Filesystem handlers as well, and how they may need more sanity checks.

Quick Bulk Edit component 

@marybaum@Nalini and @webcommsat are starting to review tickets for future releases.

Other components

There are some components without maintainers if you find one that would be interested to help move forward. 

Open Floor

PHP 8.1 by @sergeybiryukov

  • PHP 8.1 is scheduled for release next week, on November 25, and I would like to discuss the state of PHP 8.1 support in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..
  • After commiting #51968, there are still more than 60 errors when running the PHPUnit test suite on PHP 8.1
  • Shall we continue adding ad-hoc fixes or shall we pause PHP 8.1 fixes and start a more structural discussion about input validation?
  • The “errors” in the test suite are PHP 8.1 deprecation notices that will not affect users. WordPress is not PHP 8.1 compatible. It’s also not 8.0 compatible. There are larger architectural discussions needed to figure out how to become compatible as stated by @hellofromtonya.

FSE Outreach Program call for testing

There are two weeks left for testing these two versions

Bug scrubs continue; check out the timetable.

#5-9#core#dev-chat#summary

#5-9, #dev-chat, #summary

Dev Chat Agenda for November 17, 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s developer meeting to occur on November 17, 2021, at 20:00 UTC.

Please note that depending on your timezone, the time may have changed with the end of daylight saving time.

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights and announcements

Bringing to your attention some interesting reads and some call for feedback and/or volunteers:

Have you been working on 5.9 related issues? Let everyone know!

Components check-in and status updates

  • Check-in with each component for status updates.
  • Poll for components that need assistance.

Open Floor

Do you have something to propose for the agenda, or a specific item relevant to the usual agenda items above?

Please leave a comment, and say whether or not you’ll be in the chat, so the group can either give you the floor or bring up your topic for you accordingly.

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

#5-9, #agenda, #core, #dev-chat

Dev Chat Agenda for November 10, 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s developer meeting to occur on November 10, 2021, at 20:00 UTC.

Please note that depending on your timezone, the time may have changed with the end of daylight saving time.

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights and announcements

Bringing to your attention some interesting reads and some call for feedback and/or volunteers:

Have you been working on 5.9 related issues? Let everyone know!

Components check-in and status updates

  • Check-in with each component for status updates.
  • Poll for components that need assistance.

Open Floor

Do you have something to propose for the agenda, or a specific item relevant to the usual agenda items above?

Please leave a comment, and say whether or not you’ll be in the chat, so the group can either give you the floor or bring up your topic for you accordingly.

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

#5-9, #agenda, #core, #dev-chat

Dev Chat Summary: November 3, 2021

@francina led the weekly meeting at 20:00 UTC. Here is the meeting agenda.

Link to this <dev-chat> in #core on 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/..

Notable news and blogblog (versus network, site) posts

Component Team Updates

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.

  • PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 8.1 compatibility fixes #53635
  • PHP Coding Standards fixes for 5.9 #53359
  • Removed role="navigation" from Core & Bundled Themes #54054
  • Permalinks: sanitize non-visible characters. #47912

@francina and @audrasjb highlighted the call for new Core Team reps for the next calendar year, emphasized reps do not need to be experienced contributors or developers to fill the role and outlined some of the main tasks.

Also, contributors are still needed for the WordPress 5.9 Release Squad (details on the responsibilities).

Build/Test Tools

  • Preliminary work on visual regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. tests in Core. #49606
  • Continuing work on end-to-end (e2e) tests in Core. #49507
  • Add missing @covers to PHPUnit tests. #39265
  • Improving Slack Notifications via GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Actions. #53363

Date/Time

  • Improved inline documentation #53399

About/Help

  • Next 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 is Monday, November 8 at 19:00 UTC, following three prior scrubs for 5.9.

Editor

  • 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/ 11.9 (the last release going into WordPress 5.9) has an RC cutoff of November 5.

Open Floor

  • @hellofromtonya called out the WordPress 5.9 Feature Freeze is November 9. Work then shifts to defect tickets until the 5.9 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 target date of November 16.
  • @francina brought up a Gutenberg PR (36168) to remove the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. menu item when BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Themes are active. @johnbillion raised #54370 in relation to this change. If you build a 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 extends the Customizer, please test with this change!

Watch For

  • WordPress 5.8.2 is currently in RC’s. 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. expected on November 10.
  • WordPress 5.9 Feature Freeze is November 9.
  • Our next Weekly Developer Chat is Wednesday, November 10 at 20:00 UTC

#5-8-2, #5-9, #dev-chat, #summary

Dev Chat Agenda for November 3, 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s developer meeting to occur on November 3 2021, at 20:00 UTC.

Please note that depending on your timezone, the time may have changed with the end of daylight saving time.

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights and announcements

Bringing to your attention some interesting reads and some call for feedback and/or volunteers:

Next releases status update

Have you been working on 5.9 related issues? Let everyone know!

Components check-in and status updates

  • Check-in with each component for status updates.
  • Poll for components that need assistance.

Open Floor

Do you have something to propose for the agenda, or a specific item relevant to the usual agenda items above?

Please leave a comment, and say whether or not you’ll be in the chat, so the group can either give you the floor or bring up your topic for you accordingly.

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

#5-9, #agenda, #core, #dev-chat

Dev chat summary – October 27, 2021

@audrasjb led the chat on this agenda. You can also read the Slack logs.

Highlighted blogblog (versus network, site) posts

Bringing to your attention some interesting reads and some call for feedback and/or volunteers:

After 1.5 year, @francina and @audrasjb decided to pass the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Team Representative baton for 2022. Everyone can nominate the people they think are best suited to be our new Core team reps, just comment in the above post.

Upcoming releases updates

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.: WP 5.8.2

@desrosj confirmed WP 5.8.2 Release Candidaterelease 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). is still planned for Tuesday November 2, with a few tickets including #54207 which has been quite a pain for many, so fixing it sooner rather than later is best.

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.: WP 5.9

First the Release Squad for WordPress 5.9 was published. If anyone is interested in volunteering for one of the roles needing more help, please comment on that post. If anyone has any questions about the release squad roles, some answers are available in the Core team handbook.

@audrasjb and @chaion07 published the 5.9 Bug scrub schedule.

Next scrubs are scheduled on Thursday October 28, 2021 at 20:00 UTC and on Friday October 29, 2021 at 06:00 UTC.

Please note that anyone can run a 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. Checkout the Leading Bug Scrubs section in the Core handbook.

Also, a WordPress 5.9 Editor Update (26 October) was published.

Component maintainers updates

Build/Test Tools – @sergeybiryukov

The 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/. Notifications workflow was modified to be a reusable one. See changeset [51921] and some follow-up changes on ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #53363.

General – @sergeybiryukov

Work has continued on various coding standards fixes in core. See tickets #53359, #54177, #54279, #54295 for more details.

Help/About – @marybaum

Two tickets are getting closer to commit but not completely there. Copy reviews are done, the component maintainers have new patches. Should be able to commit both by next Monday’s component scrub.

Open Floor

@craigfrancis wanted to discuss #54042, as I’d like to make the IN() operator easier/safer, and likewise with quoting table/field identifiers. Given the amount of information shared in the PR, @audrasjb moved this ticket to 5.9, but it will need a deep review as soon as possible to be committed ahead of the feature freeze which is the target for such enhancements.

@marybaum asked if there is still feature freeze a week or so ahead of 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. Feature freeze is scheduled on November 9th, and Beta 1 is on the 16th.

@afragen shared a message of @peterwilsoncc from the #core-auto-updates Slack channel. The Upgrade/Install team will meet in this channel on next Tuesday to discuss a proposal concerning the 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 Dependencies feature.

#5-8-x, #5-9, #dev-chat, #summary

Dev Chat Agenda for October 27, 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s developer meeting to occur on October 27 2021, at 20:00 UTC.

Please note that depending on your timezone, the time may have changed with the end of daylight saving time.

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights and announcements

Bringing to your attention some interesting reads and some call for feedback and/or volunteers:

Next releases status update

Have you been working on 5.9 related issues? Let everyone know!

Components check-in and status updates

  • Check-in with each component for status updates.
  • Poll for components that need assistance.

Open Floor

Do you have something to propose for the agenda, or a specific item relevant to the usual agenda items above?

Please leave a comment, and say whether or not you’ll be in the chat, so the group can either give you the floor or bring up your topic for you accordingly.

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

#5-9, #agenda, #core, #dev-chat

Dev chat summary – October 20, 2021

@audrasjb led the chat on this agenda. You can also read the Slack logs.

Highlighted blogblog (versus network, site) posts

Bringing to your attention some interesting reads and some call for feedback and/or volunteers:

Worth mentioning:

Thanks to the 30 contributors of the past week, including 7 new contributors! Kudos to the 5 coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. committers of the week, too.

A Week in Core – October 18, 2021

Upcoming releases updates

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.(s)

Please note that 5.8.2 was deferred due to the lack of ready-to-ship tickets. WP 5.8.2 RC is scheduled on Tuesday November 2, 2021. With a final release on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

Reminder: @desrosj and @circlecube are co-leading the 5.8.x releases. The 5.8.x point releases are coordinated in the #5-8-release-leads 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. This channel is public and will be archived once 5.9 is released.

From @desrosj: If there is anything you’d like to see released prior to 5.9, please make sure to flag it and help bring the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. to a resolution!

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.

First announcement, it’s a GO for the main 5.9 features: WordPress 5.9 Feature Go/No-Go | October 14, 2021 🎉

@audrasjb and @chaion07 published the 5.9 Bug scrub schedule.
Please note that anyone can run a 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. Checkout Leading Bug Scrubs in the core handbook.

@chanthaboune added that a Release Squad will be announced soon.

Twenty Twenty-Two was introduced a couple week ago. As usual, there is a public repository on GitHub so feel free to help testing the theme, and to contribute to this project.

Component maintainers updates

Build/Test Tools – @sergeybiryukov

A readme file for end-to-end (e2e) tests was added to WordPress core. It provides instructions of how to run the tests locally and links to documentation. This should hopefully result in more contributors writing e2e tests. See ticket #53550 for more details.

General – @sergeybiryukov

Work has continued on various coding standards fixes in core. See tickets #54177, #54277, #54278, #54284 for more details. Thanks to @sabbirshouvo, a new contributor, for improving escaping in various parts of core!

Internationalization (i18ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill.) – @sergeybiryukov

Some Media Library filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. strings now have a context for better translations. See ticket #54238 for more details.

Help/About – @marybaum

Scrubs continue weekly, hosted by @marybaum and @webcommsat. Three tickets will wind up contributing to big changes long-term; a couple of tickets are minor markup changes, so they should be good to go this week.

This component will have another scrub scheduled on Monday October 25, 2021 at 19:00 UTC, focused on tickets slated for 5.9.

Open Floor

@audrasjb asked for an update concerning the new Performance team proposal. @chanthaboune: “There are a few questions that I’m synthesizing into a comment. Performance is, of course, an important thing for the WordPress project as a whole. There were some questions on implementation, though.”

@janthiel asked for a review of #53450. @audrasjb moved it for 5.9 consideration. This ticket will need dev-feedback and a technical review.

@costdev is working on the changes from assertEquals() to assertSame() in the test suite for 5.9 and the “Stage 1” pull request is ready for review: #53364.

@tobifjellner asked for a review of #54300. @audrasjb moved it for 5.9 consideration and added 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. proposal.

#5-8-x, #5-9, #dev-chat, #summary, #twenty-twenty-two