Dev Chat Summary: February 14th (4.9.5 week 2)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from February 14th (agenda, Slack archive).

4.9.5 planning

  • We’re looking for nominations for people to lead this minor release, self-nominations are very much welcome. Please reach out to @jbpaul17 (@jeffpaulon Slack) or comment on this post with nominations.
  • No timeline set for 4.9.5, but minor releases tend to run 6-8 weeks so we’ll go with what fits with the release leads’ schedule
  • Potential focus for 4.9.5 could be support of foundational work needed to support Gutenberg

Updates from focus leads and component maintainers

  • The PHP team shared a recap from their recent meeting, thanks again to them for documenting that discussion
  • The GDPR compliance team met earlier today, so if you missed the meeting but have interest in the topic you can follow along in the #gdpr-compliance channel.
  • The New Contributor meeting has resumed, thanks to @desrosj for getting that going again

“good-first-bug” claiming process

  • Topic primer from @drewapicture: Gardeners have (mostly) been updating patch-related keywords on `good-first-bug` tickets, but not assigning the tickets which is what actually moves a `good-first-bug` ticket from the unclaimed to the claimed list. I just went through and assigned maybe 40 tickets, which puts the unclaimed list at a much more realistic 4 tickets. It might be worth a discussion about whether we should change the “claiming” behavior to trigger off of adding the `has-patch` keyword vs being assigned. It’s one thing to ask people to just do what needs to be done in the current workflow, but that doesn’t seem to be working, so maybe the better option is to just change how it works so it can be more automagical.
  • Agreement that adding a patch equates to claiming a ticket, conceptually auto-claiming could work
  • Meta#3459 created to track this work

General announcements

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on February 21, 2018 at 21:00 UTC / February 21, 2018 at 21:00 UTC in the #core Slack channel. Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions. If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

#4-9-5, #core, #core-php, #dev-chat, #gdpr-compliance, #summary

GDPR Compliance Agenda: February 14

This is the agenda for the first weekly meeting about WordPress core GDPR compliance on February 14, 2018 at 17:00 UTC / February 14, 2018 at 17:00 UTC in the gdpr-compliance channel on Slack.

  1. Introductions. Please introduce yourself with few words and include your field of expertise (developer, documentation specialist, project manager, lawyer, etc.).
  2. Start on a roadmap for GDPR compliance for core. There were few prerequisites identified in the gdpr-compliance channel. We'll need to have clear understanding about:
    • What is considered personal information in WordPress?
      • Emails, IP addresses.
      • Are posts and comments personal information? What about private posts?
      • Are login names personal information?
      • Anything else?
    • Who are the identifiable persons?
      • Are site owners "controllers"?
      • Are all admins site owners?
      • On multisite installs, who are controllers: site admins or only the network admins?
      • Are people that post comments and don't have accounts "identifiable persons"?

As always, please suggest other agenda items in the comments.

#agenda, #gdpr-compliance