Dev Chat summary: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Here’s a summary of the weekly WordPress developers’ chat for November 30.

1) Welcome

IF you’re new to dev chat, you can find out more about this weekly meeting in the handbook.

Meeting facilitators: @marybaum and @webcommsat.

Agenda followed; thanks to @marybaum for preparing it.

Start of the meeting in the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. channel of the Make 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/..

Summary from the November 23, 2022 dev chat.

2) Announcements

Slack link.

  • WordPress 3.7 – 4.0 have landed their final versions. Props to everyone who volunteered and to @peterwilsoncc for leading.
  • 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/ 14.7 is expected to land a 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). today.
  • Nominations for 2023 Core Team Representatives close this Friday.

3) Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

Slack link.

4) Upcoming releases

Slack link.

a) The 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. is 6.2

December is a great time to work on the things you would most like to see land in 6.2.

b) The 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. is 6.1.2.

No updates from the release teams at this time.

5) Components and tickets

Slack link.

a) Components

Build/Test Tools, Date/Time, General, 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., Permalinks: no major news this week – @sergeybiryukov.

Site Health: nothing new to report – @clorith

Quick/ Bulk Edit Component

  • #54378 @webcommsat: This ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. could be an enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature. if anyone wanted to work on it. This has been raised in scrubs previously.
  • #55549 This ticket has been closed for now after testing.
  • #56137 Raising this ticket as it has come up a couple of times in meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. groups – request to be able to add excerptExcerpt An excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox. in Quick Edit.

b) Tickets

  • No other tickets were raised.

6) Open Floor

Slack link.

a) WordPress 6.1 issue #45713

@bernhard-reiter: WordPress 6.1 has an issue with .is-layout-flex. The issue is complicated, and some testers are having trouble reproducing it. Full details are in the chat as it happened.

Props to: @marybaum and @webcommsat for running dev chat, @dpotter05 for the summary, and to @webcommsat and @marybaum for review.

#6-1, #6-2, #dev-chat, #summary

Dev Chat summary: Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The weekly WordPress developers chat meeting was held in the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. channel of the Make 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/. at 20:00 UTC.

Agenda followed.

Start of the meeting in the core channel of the Make WordPress Slack.

Summary from November 16, 2022 dev chat.

1) Announcements

Slack link.

  • What’s new in Gutenberg 14.6 has been published.
  • Support will end for WordPress 3.7 – 4.0 on December 1, 2022. The last release party for these versions will be on November 30, 2022. More in the post.
  • The WordPress developer blogblog (versus network, site) is in public 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.. Contributors needed. For more information please contact @bph or join the #core-dev-blog channel in the Make WordPress slack. Update post.
  • The call for nominations for 2023 Core Team Representatives is open until December 2, 2022. Self-nominations are welcomed.
  • DevHub is getting a new look. Feedback from developers needed, particularly on the way documentation has been split and the way 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. changed inside the articles in the code reference. Please comment in Figma or on this post from the documentation team.

2) Blog posts of note

Slack link.

3) Upcoming releases

Slack link.

The next major is 6.2; the next minor is 6.1.2. Look for updates next week.

4) Components and tickets

Slack link.

a) Components

No major news this week for these components:

  • Build/Test Tools
  • Date/Time
  • General
  • 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.
  • Permalinks

Help needed with onboarding new maintainers. If you’re a maintainer with tips you can share and/or are willing to let someone shadow you, please contact @marybaum

b) Tickets

@helen highlighted ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #57187 for people who had particular experience in containers.

5) Open Floor

Slack link.

No issues were discussed.

Props to to @marybaum and @webcommsat for facilitating; to @DavidPotter for the summary, and to @webcommsat and @audrasjb for reviewing; and to @estelaris, @audrasjb, @azaozz, and @sergeybiryukov for participating.

#6-2, #dev-chat, #summary

Dev Chat summary: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The weekly WordPress developers chat meeting was held in the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. channel of the Make 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/. at 20:00 UTC.

Start of the meeting in Slack.

Announcements

Slack link.

WordPress 6.1.1 landed yesterday!

Nominations for 2023 Core Team Representatives are now open. The deadline for nominations is December 2, 2022.

Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

Slack link.

No other blog posts were shared.

Upcoming releases

Slack link.

For those new to dev chat, this is where any updates on the releases are shared.

The 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. is 6.2

WordPress 6.2 Development Cycle. This will be the first major release of 2023. 6.2 is in alpha and tickets are still early.

The 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. is 6.1.2

Due to upcoming holidays, these timelines were discussed:

6.1.2 planning post: mid-December 2022 or January 2023

6.2 planning post: January 2023

2023 planning post: January, likely ahead of the 6.2 planning post

Components and tickets

Slack link.

a) Components

For anyone new, there is a help / ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. update section each week in dev chat. Contributors can add requests to the agenda post for tickets they would like to highlight. If a maintainer can not make dev chat, they can also share their updates on the agenda.

If you are a maintainer, it is really helpful to share news about your component in dev chat live or on the agenda post. It is also a chance for all your efforts to be shared and to ask for more people to review a particular item.

No major news this week for these components:

  • Build/Test Tools
  • Date/Time
  • General
  • 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.
  • Permalinks
  • Help/About
  • Quick/Bulk Edit

b) Tickets

None were raised.

Open Floor

Slack link.

a) Removing functions during release candidates

This comment on the agenda post was discussed. It asserts that this 10/24/22 release candidate commit (54682) removed the reset() function, and asks for removing functions during release candidates to be disallowed – if it’s not already.

In the replies that followed, it was mentioned that when 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). methods or functions are changed, developers using them for tests could be sent a warning email, and that it could help if to use function_exists() to confirm functions are still available.

Props to @marybaum for leading the meeting, @davidpotter for writing the summary and to @davidbaumwald for reviewing, and to @webcommsat, @marybaum, @bph, @jeffpaul, @sergeybiryukov, @elrae, @joedolson, @desrosj, and @hellofromtonya for participating.

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