Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday November 20, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack on November 20th, 2019 . The full discussion is available here.

Attendees: @jadonn, @antpb, @arslanahmed, @amykamala, @andreamiddleton, @grafruessel, @duchesscorp, @mpcube, @deb

Announcements: WordPress 5.3 Release!

WordPress 5.3 was released on schedule on November 12, 2019! This new release includes:

  • 658 bug fixes and enhancements
  • A new default theme; TwentyTwenty
  • 654 contributors, 9 focus leads and 12 weeks of development
  • Updates to all components
  • Gutenberg 6.9 with more releases coming soon!
  • WP-CLI v2.4.0

Some additional highlights that may affect hosts are:

As always, please refer to the Field Guide for a detailed list of changes in 5.3!

Community feedback by @mpcube regarding the Admin email verification page resulted in 2 trac tickets; #48745 and #48746

Annual Survey

You’re invited to participate in the 2019 WordPress Annual Survey ! Your feedback is valued and appreciated.

WordPress-based organizations are invited to promote the annual survey, as well! Thank you to hosts, businesses and individuals alike who are helping share this survey!

Post Release Testing

Folks are also invited to participate in post release testing for WordPress 5.3. Testing helps provide valuable data for fixes and enhancements. Those who are interested in helping with testing can find more info in the Handbook. Thank you to everyone who has helped out with testing and who continues to do so!

Call For Feedback

Your feedback on WordPress 5.3 is requested! Feedback provided can help make the development process more effective. Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts!

Meeting Times and Days

The hosting team is interested in hearing feedback on the bi-weekly, alternating meeting schedule. What is and is not working? Would it be easier to communicate if there were a meeting for each time zone each week, instead of one every other week? Would a different time for the Monday meeting that better accommodates the APAC time zone be more inclusive? Thanks for sharing your thoughts in the comments below!

Open Floor

@grafruessel expressed concern for meeting notes coverage with the /hosting team and offered to help with notes! Thanks @grafruessel

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Monday, November 25, 2019, 1400 UTC . See you then!

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