This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).
Attendees: @antpb, @stevenkword, @earnjam, @amykamala, @chanthaboune, @tfanelli, @Crixu, @JavierCasares, @clorith, @Pandjarov
WordPress 5.3 Release Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 4 is Out
WordPress 5.3 is set to release on November 12th, 2019. Release Candidate 4 is out now for testing and offers many new improvements!
As always, please refer to the Field Guide for a detailed list of changes in 5.3.
WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US
The Hosting Matrix draft was discussed at length during WCUS Contributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. and comments have been left with thoughts around a requirement matrix. Thank you everyone that contributed during Contributor Day! @chanthaboune will be reviewing the document soon.
Daylight Savings Time
The meeting times remain the same: 1700 UTC every other Wednesday and 1400 UTC every other Monday. UTC time does not shift, however if your time zone changes with DST, you may need to adjust your attendance time to sync with local times after the DST shift. If anyone has any feedback on shifting that time, please leave them in the comments below!
Media Improvement Statistics Request
@mikeschroder recently asked if there were any hosts able to share support ticket statistics from before and after 5.3 being rolled out for failed media uploads with an ‘HTTP The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web, where hypertext documents include hyperlinks to other resources that the user can easily access, for example by a mouse click or by tapping the screen in a web browser. Error’ message. This will help to measure how well the changes to media uploads are working and what additional changes might be needed.
@tfanelli asked about HyperDB and is looking to know who the person is who would know the most about HyperDB and the status of the project as they have noticed a lack of activity over the last couple of years. If you know who might be maintaining that project, feel free to leave a comment below.
The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Monday, October 11, 2019 at 1400 UTC. See you then!