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

Dev chat summary – October 13, 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:

The proposal for a new Make/Performance team was well received by the meeting participants. Encouraging! Please add your feedback in the post comments.

Worth mentioning:

Thanks to the 30 contributors of the past week, including 3 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 11, 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.

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.

@sergeybiryukov proposed to also backportbackport A port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch. changeset [51883] (which is milestoned to 5.8.2) to older branches.

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.

Concerning the next major release —WordPress 5.9— a planning roundup was published some weeks ago.

@kjellr introduced the new bundled theme on Make/Core last week. The first Twenty Twenty-Two meeting was hosted on October 11, in the #core-themes Slack channel.

As usual, there is a public repository on GitHub so feel free to help testing the theme, and to contribute to this project.

The go/no go date for the main WP 5.9 features is October 14.

@audrasjb will run another 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 Thursday October 14, 2021 at 20:00 UTC.

Reminder: everyone is welcome to run a bug scrub on the #core Slack channel. If you are interested, please read this handbook post: Leading bug scrubs and get in touch with @audrasjb or @francina for details.

Component maintainers updates

Upgrade/Install – @sergeybiryukov @afragen

Work has continued on addressing PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher timeouts or missing files during large 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 or theme updates. A couple of solutions were implemented so far, but it looks like the issue might not be fully resolved yet. Any testing and feedback welcome! See ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #54166 for more details.

Also, @afragen made a few updates to the new move_dir() function based on @sergeybiryukov’s comments.

Help/About – @marybaum

Help/About: the component had a scrub Monday and is following up with another on @audrasjb will run another bug scrub on Monday October 18, 2021 at 19:00 UTC. So far two tickets are ready for commit action.

The #core-auto-updates team is still looking on getting a consensus on which approach to proceed with for #22316. Two competing PRs are proposed (1547 and 1724), there is a need to decide what is the best approach.

Open Floor

@johnjamesjacoby raised ticket #38231 and asked for another pair of eyes. @costdev pointed out some possible enhancements in the unit tests provided by the ticket.

@webcommsat shared that the Marketing Team is exploring how to help the Test Team reach extenders with the message to update their test suites to bring them in line with the latest WordPress Core PHP Test Suites.Everyone is welcome to join the collaboration in this document, and they are looking specifically for items to be filled in on the table on page 4 to 6.

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

Dev chat summary – October 6, 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 21 contributors of the past week, including 4 new contributors! Kudos to the 3 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 – September 27, 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.

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.

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.

Concerning the next major release —WordPress 5.9— a planning roundup was published some weeks ago.

@kjellr introduced the new bundled theme on Make/Core right before the devchat.

As usual, there is a public repository on GitHub so feel free to help testing the theme, and to contribute to this cool project

@chanthaboune wanted to clarify that the go/no go date was moved to October 14. It’s just for scheduling conflicts, there is not any worry over the release.

@audrasjb will run another 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 Thursday October 7, 2021 at 20:00 UTC.

Reminder: everyone is welcome to run a bug scrub on the #core Slack channel. If you are interested, please read this handbook post: Leading bug scrubs and get in touch with @audrasjb or @francina for details.

Component maintainers updates

Build/Test Tools – @sergeybiryukov

Last week, PHPUnit tests started failing on PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 5.6 due to a combination of an older OpenSSL version and the DST Root CA X3 certificate that expired on September 30, 2021. This is now resolved by running the tests on the latest 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. version of PHP 5.6 (5.6.40 at the moment), instead of 5.6.20. See ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #54223 for more details.

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. 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.@sergeybiryukov

The expired DST Root CA X3 certificate is now removed from the WP core certificate bundle to resolve issues with OpenSSL 1.0.2. See ticket #54207 for more details.

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.@dlh

The Customize component could use a designer’s eye on #54211.

Upgrade/Install – @afragen

There have been issues with 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 installation/upgrade failures in plugins that have a large number of files. See #51857 (see comment 128 and below) and #54166.

@afragen thinks he have a solution in this pull request and would love some more testing and hopefully an early commit if appropriate.

Also, there are 2 different PRs for #22316 that take different approaches: PR1547 and PR1724.

It would be great to get feedback on which approach is preferred and work on getting that committed. Please test both and leave feedback.

@audrasjb noted that both PRs have detailed testing instructions. They are easy to test and any feedback is welcome.

@josvelasko raised a PR ready for review: PR#1688

Help/About – @marybaum

The Help/About component maintainers will hold a bug scrub on Monday, probably after 21:00. @marybaum will post an exact time in the next 24 hours.

Toolbar – @sabernhardt

@sabernhardt shared a draft of a Toolbar component update post.

He also pointed out that a docs update (#54191) was just committed today.

Script Loader – @clorith

The three tickets marked early about jQuery updates (37110, #51812, #52163) are almost ready to ship, so there are RC’s in for testing at least.

Open Floor

@annezazu wanted to encourage everyone to attend the Pattern Party call for testing for the #fse-outreach-experiment. All are welcome to join in and she is always open to feedback to make participating even easier.

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

Dev chat summary – September 29, 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 23 contributors of the past week, including 4 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 – September 27, 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)

@desrosj and @circlecube are still leading the 5.8.x releases. They published a schedule for 5.8.2 and –if needed– 5.8.3.

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.

@costdev pointed out that 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. for ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #53801 leads to a change in both Core and in the @wordpress/widgets package and asked for advices for how to ensure that any changes are committed at the same time to minimise issues on either end. @audrasjb answered that there is already an issue for this ticket in the 5.8.2 Gutenberg project board.

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.

Concerning the next major release —WordPress 5.9— a planning roundup was published a couple weeks ago.

Worth noting that @chanthaboune proposed a review of the upcoming 5.9 key features in the last issue of the WordPress.org podcast.

@audrasjb ran a first 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 last week to review the tickets marked early. He will run another one on Thursday September 30, 2019 at 20:00 UTC.

Reminder: everyone is welcome to run a bug scrub on the #core Slack channel. If you are interested, please read this handbook post: Leading bug scrubs and get in touch with @audrasjb or @francina for details.

Also, @audrasjb silently scrubbed the Future Release queue and moved a dozen of tickets (in various components) to 5.9, with refreshed patches when needed. Most of them are ready and waiting for review/commit.

Component maintainers updates

Build/Test Tools – @sergeybiryukov

PHPUnit 9.5.10 and 8.5.21 were released with a breaking change: PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher deprecations are no longer converted to exceptions by default (convertDeprecationsToExceptions="true" can be configured to enable this). See changeset [51871] and ticket #54183 for more details.

This is also included in the Changes to the WordPress Core PHP Test Suite dev notedev 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., which is highly recommended to read as it includes other important changes for 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 and theme authors using the WordPress Core test framework as a basis for their integration tests.

Upgrade/Install – @afragen

@afragen shared that there is currently a lot of activity on a 9 years old ticket: #22316. He added a new PR which is ready for review.

@audrasjb added that the design of the feature was discussed during the last #core-auto-updates weekly meeting.

@joyously asked if it is supposed to handle initial installation or deactivation and uninstall also? @audrasjb answered that it only handles initial installation, because a dependency could exists without the “base” plugin.

@joyously asked what value does this enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature. add to the existing implementation. @clorith answered that It surfaces which plugins would enhance (or enable) functionality, so yes it has value. @audrasjb added that it standardizes a process which currently has many different implementations.

@afragen encouraged testers to install the PR, add a test plugin with a couple of dot org plugin slugs in a comma separated list in the Required Plugins headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes.. Removing or changing the header name will deactivate those dependencies from being displayed.

Toolbar – @sabernhardt

@sabernhardt shared a draft of a Toolbar component update post.

He also pointed out that a docs update (#54191) was just committed today.

Open Floor

From @marybaum and @annezazu: there is a new testing call in the Full Site Editing Outreach Program.

@costdev noted that the Administration component doesn’t have a maintainer currently listed. He asked for a review of #53152. @sergeybiryukov moved it to milestone 5.9.

@pbearne asked for a review of #54020. He’s available to make a simpler patch if needed.

@webcommsat shared that tomorrow (30 September) is the last day of #WPTranslationDay 2021. Everyone is welcome to come and join the polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. for the final event and the celebrations from 16:00 UTC.

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

Dev chat summary – September 22, 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 42 contributors of the past week, including 7 new contributors! Kudos to the 4 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 – September 20, 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)

@desrosj and @circlecube are still leading the 5.8.x releases.

They will publish a schedule for 5.8.2 and –if needed– 5.8.3 on September 23.

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.

Concerning the next major release —WordPress 5.9— a planning roundup was published a couple weeks ago.

Worth noting that @chanthaboune proposed a review of the upcoming 5.9 key features in the last issue of the WordPress.org podcast.

@audrasjb proposed to start to schedule 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 for the milestone. He will run the first scrub of 5.9 on Thursday September 23, 2019 at 20:00 UTC.

Reminder: everyone is welcome to run a bug scrub on 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. If you are interested, please read this handbook post: Leading bug scrubs. And yes, that’s a call for volunteers 🙂 Please add a comment below if you want to help.

For 5.9, @hellofromtonya pointed out that it would be nice to try to also plan some APAC-friendly bug scrubs when possible.

Component maintainers updates

Help/About@marybaum

Build/Test Tools@sergeybiryukov

  • Some changes were implemented to make the PHPUnit Polyfills loading more flexible and improve the related messaging. See changesets 51810-51813 and ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #46149 for more details.
  • The PHPUnit Polyfills package and related test infrastructure changes are now backported to a few older branches (WP 5.8 to 5.2). This makes it easier for developers to continue testing on multiple versions of WordPress while adding tests for newer versions of PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher, which require more modern PHPUnit practices. See changesets 51838-51840, 51843-51846 and ticket #53911 for more details.
  • Work is now complete on Modernizing to the Latest PHPUnit version. Dev notedev 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. is being reviewed and plan is to publish on Monday.
  • PHP 8.1: work is nearly complete, i.e. identified through tests. Will be shifting shortly into community feedback and open call for contributions to identify and help fix compatibility issues.

General@sergeybiryukov and @hellofromtonya

Internationalization@sergeybiryukov

  • A translator comment was added to clarify the “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. HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers.” string in the Block widgetWidget 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. settings form. This should reduce confusion for Polyglots translating the string.

Toolbar@sabernhardt

  • @sabernhardt shared a draft of a Toolbar component update post (it’s also available in a Google doc if you want to add comments that way)

Open Floor

From @hellofromtonya: If you want to contribute to the Testing Team, here’s this week’s edition of Week in Test which is a curated list of where testers (of any skillset) are needed this week.

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

Dev chat summary, September 8, 2021

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

Highlighted blogblog (versus network, site) posts

The attendees did not add comments to the posts highlighted in the agenda.

Worth mentioning

Thanks to the 61 contributors of the past week, including 7 new contributors! Kudos to the 7 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 – September 6, 2021

Announcements

  • WordPress 5.8.1 release team ran into an issue with 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/ that required a chunk of manual work. WordPress 5.8.1 went out few hours after the chat.
  • The Polyglots TeamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. is currently organizing the 2021 edition of the WordPress Translation Days.
  • Work on the jquery upgrade is rolling on now, @azaozz is working on the PR

Component maintainers

Build/Test Tools

Work has continued on adding missing @covers tags to unit tests for more accurate coverage. See ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #39265 for more details.

General

Work has continued on:

  • #51553 – Fixing parameter name mismatches for parent/child classes for PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 8 named parameter support.
  • #53635 – Making various compatibility fixes for PHP 8.1. Thanks @jrf and @hellofromtonya

Upgrade/Install

Open Floor

The attendees briefly discussed #53784 – Additional review welcome.

@annezazu reminded everyone about the FSE Program Exploration: Help with the future of Block Theme Switching

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

Dev chat summary, September 1, 2021

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

Highlighted blogblog (versus network, site) posts

The attendees did not add comments to the posts highlighted in the agenda.

Worth mentioning

Thanks to the 34 people who contributed to WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. last week, including 2 new contributors! Kudos to the 8 core committers of the week, too

A Week in Core – August 30, 2021

Announcements

  • WordPress 5.8.1 RC 1 was released right before the dev-chat.
  • @webcommsat announced that the 6th edition of WordPress Translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. Day has started on September 1st and will run through the whole month: you can check the dedicated website.
  • @annezazu reported that a proof of concept for a migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. to Playwright was shared during the core editor meeting and well received thus far.
  • Tonya noted that the Test team is working on updating the local testing docs in the handbook to include not only wp-env but also multiple workflow alternatives.

Empower everyone to contribute!

Tonya Mork

Component maintainers

Build/Test Tools

Work continues on improving the PHPUnit test suite and PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 8.1 fixes.

Help/About

@webcommsat and @marybaum are meeting to plan ahead for WordPress 5.9 and what are the implications of auto-updates on the About page.

Upgrade/Install

Open Floor

Tonya brought up #53450 and asked for feedback. Two committers added positive comments so it looks like it’s a good candidate for WordPress 5.9.

Abha reminded everyone about the resources and links that the Marketing team created to promote multiple Make teams.

Michale Rehnert asked about how to set up a Docker container for contributing purposes. @helen suggested two resources:

Colin Stewart asked for feedback on #53152.


See you next week!

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Dev chat summary, August 25, 2021

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

Highlighted blogblog (versus network, site) posts

The attendees did not add comments to the posts highlighted in the agenda.

Worth mentioning

Thanks to the 21 people who contributed to WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. last week, including 5 new contributors! Kudos to the 5 core committers of the week, too.

A Week in Core – August 23, 2021

Announcements

Not in the agenda, but fresh from the press: An Update on the Classic Editor Plugin.

Component maintainers

Build/Test Tools

During a working session, on August 24, 2021, a group of contributors overhauled the PHPUnit documentation for the WordPress unit testunit test Code written to test a small piece of code or functionality within a larger application. Everything from themes to WordPress core have a series of unit tests. Also see regression. suite: https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/testing/automated-testing/phpunit/

External libraries

To remove the jQuery Migrate script from Core, the maintainers are waiting on a release from jQuery UIUI User interface. The 1.13.0-alpha.1 version of the library was already released.

Hareesh Pillai pointed the attendees to #52163.

General

#53635 – Work continues on making various compatibility fixes for PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 8.1.

Media

There are few fixes planned for 5.8.1, mostly around WebP support and image conversion.

  • The bigger/more complex #53668 is already 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., more testing appreciated as always.
  • #53667 also is getting checked by @azaozz

Upgrade/Install

  • #51857 is getting close to commit status. A few issues came up in the Site Health and they were documented in the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. by @afragen. Related #51928.
  • #15134 has 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. and @pbiron asked for testing. Related #36710.
  • Work on symlinked plugins would be very helpful for many developers, but it’s not a blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release. for 51857. The support has been in place since 4.x but is not “universal” aka there are still some places where the wrong thing happens.

See you next week!

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Dev chat summary, August 18, 2021

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

We welcomed a couple of first-time attendees, always a happy chat when it happens!

Highlighted blogblog (versus network, site) posts

The attendees did not add comments to the posts highlighted in the agenda, but Francesca encouraged everyone to test WordPress 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. with the 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. Tester 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 and report bugs.

Worth mentioning

Thanks to the 31 people who contributed to WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. last week, including 3 new contributors! Kudos to the 2 core committers of the week, too.

A Week in Core – August 16, 2021

Announcements

@annezazu reminded everyone about an upcoming deadline, to respond to the current call for testing.

@hellofromtonya invited everyone to join the weekly working session where core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. https://core.trac.wordpress.org. will cover testing docs, 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., open tickets for PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 8.1 testing, and for recent test modernization. They are announced in the core-test channel in 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/., so keep an eye on them!

Component maintainers

Build/Test Tools

@sergeybiryukov announced that the WordPress test suite is compatible with PHPUnit 8 & 9, and runs tests on PHP 8.1 beta (scheduled for release in November). See tickets #46149 and #53891 for more details.

As some of these test improvements were an unavoidable backward compatibility break for plugins/themes running tests on the WordPress core framework, there is an ongoing discussion about backporting some of these changes to older branches. Two main reasons for backporting:

  • Make WP security releases easier by not having to rewrite the tests that accompany security backports for older PHPUnit versions.
  • Help minimize the impact on the extender community who need to do cross-version testing against older versions of WordPress.

You can check #53911 for more details. Feedback welcome!

General

#53635 – Work continues on making various compatibility fixes for PHP 8.1.

Upgrade/Install

#51857 – Work continues on adding rollback for failed plugin/themes updates. You can also read Upgrade/Install Meeting Notes, August 17.

Open Floor

Christian Herrmann brought up two tickets:

A lively discussion ensued about the state of old tickets that lose momentum. It’s important to keep the conversation alive. Everyone is invited to add comments to tickets, refresh patches, and bring them up during dev-chat or scrubs when they will be scheduled for WordPress 5.9 and beyond.

Francesca also pointed new attendees to some resources that can be helpful if you want to contribute to WordPress.


See you next week!

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

Dev chat summary, August 4, 2021

@francina led the chat on this agenda.

Highlighted blogblog (versus network, site) posts

From @audrasjb, A Week in Core highlights the moving parts of CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and recognizes a week’s worth of contributors at a time.

From @notlaura comes a Call for CSS Contributors. If you’ve been looking for a way to sink your teeth into CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. Custom Properties (aka CSS variables), this is your chance to learn them well and help land them in Core.

From @sergeybiryukov comes more news on building the auto-updater ecosystem. If you work on themes and plugins, Sergey’s group would very much appreciate your feedback. The group would also like to hear from web hosts, as @ipstenu and a couple of other folks pointed out.

If you haven’t yet read @desrosj‘s post on Consistent Minor-Release Squad Leaders for Each Major 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".: Trial-run Retrospective and 5.8.x Releases, you’ll want to make time for it — the post is getting great reviews.

“Super interesting! … Super insightful!” — @francina

“Yeah. That’s a good read.” — @johnbillion

@francina suggested that if you’re interested in volunteering as a Release LeadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release. or a Release Deputy for the 5.8.x minors, please leave a comment on @desrosj‘s post.

And, from @chanthaboune and her talented production team comes the WP Briefing podcast. It’s on hiatus now, but more episodes will arrive in September. (So you’ve got time to catch up on the ones that have already dropped!)

Component maintainers

Reporting in on Build/Test tools, @sergeybiryukov had several announcements.

Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #52644: when a workflow fails, a message now gets posted to #core. That will make it easier to notice and fix failures in testing, Sergey explained and then thanked @desrosj publicly for his help on this. For details, see the ticket.

Ticket #47381: So that the WordPress Project can use more modern PHPUnit versions, this ticket makes several changes that make it easier to run unit tests against a variety of PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher versions:

  • It removes the composer.lock file.
  • The PHPUnit 9.x mock object classes use a custom autoloader.
  • And the tests now always run in Composer.

Sergey thanked @jrf publicly for her work on the changes.

Reporting on General, @sergeybiryukov thanked @jrf again and announced that work has started on a variety of compatibility fixes for PHP 8.1. Details are in Ticket #52644.

Open Floor

@francina started Open Floor with news of a streaming PHP brainstorming, learning and teaching session that happened on Friday, August 30.

If you missed it, it’s up on YouTube. Featuring @jrf, @hellofromtonya, @sergeybiryukov, and @johnbillion, @hellofromtonya described the session as a “working session on modernizing the test suites. Got consensus and an action plan.”

Tonya noted that commits are in process, and @francina asked for ways the community can help.

In Highlighted Posts, @francina had asked @desrosj what encouraging words he had for people who’d like to volunteer with major and minor releases. Now, in Open Floor, she circled back around, and Jonathan pointed out that you don’t have to have any previous experience leading a major or 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. to get involved.

So if you’re interested, please comment. And get involved!

@webcommsat brought two items from Marketing to Open Floor: one on promoting favorite features in WordPress 5.8 and one on search terms for release information. Full details are in the chat here.

Thanks and props to post reviewer @desrosj!

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