@earnjam led the meeting. @marybaum took notes and is writing this summary.
Gutenberg 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/ 6.1
@earnjam announced the release of Gutenberg 6.1 last week. New features include animations/motion to block 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. reordering, improved messaging for REST 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/. errors and more.
Check out the release post for more details: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/07/10/whats-new-in-gutenberg-10-july/
Look for version 6.2 RC 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). to land next week.
PHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher Coding Standards
@pento posted a followup to some proposed coding standards changes from a few months back.
See the decisions on these changes here (they might surprise you!): https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/07/12/php-coding-standards-changes/
And keep in mind these affect only the code for WordPress Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. In your own Themes and Plugins, use the coding conventions that make sense for you.
With four tickets in the queue and none of them affecting functionality, it’s still not clear that they warrant a separate 5.2.3 release. Scheduling for that is still pending further info on a roadmap for 5.3, which should land in early fall.
As yet the Core team is progressing on current open tickets — there are 57 in the queue — while @chanthaboune continues gathering data from component maintainers on feature priorities for 5.3.
Component maintainer updates
@azaozz asked for more eyes on #40439.
If you can help test, please check out the ticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. or head to #core-media.
@clorith pointed to the call for input for bumping the PHP recommendation and said that soon a Make blogpost will outline next steps—and next versions.
For now, the site-health team isn’t looking to raise the hard minimum. This will be a soft bump up to nudge users toward the minimums that will follow.
Triage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. Team
@joyously asked about progress from the Triage Team, and the responses came from several quarters.
@desrosj posted a link to his three-month summary: https://jonathandesrosiers.com/2019/06/wordpress-triage-team-3-month-reflection/ and plans to post more often on https://make.wordpress.org/updates.
@karmatosed mentioned that Design holds two triages a week, and that from where she sits, triage seems to be going gangbusters and spreading across the WordPress Project.
@azaozz pointed the group to his efforts on TinyMCE: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=accepted&status=assigned&status=new&status=reopened&status=reviewing&component=TinyMCE&order=priority
@marybaum mentioned having been in an accessibility 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) triage last Friday.
Gutenberg Phase 2
Newcomer @Lu asked about the timing of Gutenberg Phase 2, with a particular interest in widget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. blocks. @earnjam answered with a summary of the release discussion earlier in the chat.
@marybaum asked the group for their thoughts on a more systematic, global approach to the copy in strings.
For now, the group agreed to have #meta add two keywords to tickets—needs-copy-review and has-copy-review.
Props to @garrett-eclipse, who opened meta#4609 and its counterpart meta#4610 on the spot.
Right at the close of the official chat, @audrasjb linked to https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/best-practices/post-comment-guidelines/#style-and-substance
#dev-chat, #gutenberg, #releases, #strings, #triage-team