Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday December 18, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

@jadonn led this conversation!

Attendees: @fahimmurshed @crixu @grafruessel @amykamala

Announcements

WordPress 5.3.1 Released

WordPress 5.3.1 was released on December 12, 2019!

WordPress 5.3.2 RC 1

The first WordPress 5.3.2 Release Candidate is available for testing:

WordPress 5.4!

WordPress 5.4 is scheduled for release in March 2020! Folks can check out the WordPress 5.4 Development Road Map here.

WordPress 5.4 Open Call for Tickets

Theres an open call for suggestions for WordPress 5.4! Feel free to submit a ticket with your ideas for WordPress 5.4, or if you’d like to highlight something for discussion you can comment on the open call post!

Hosting Team Happenings

2019 Meetings Concluded

This meeting was the last hosting team meeting of 2019! Thank you to everyone who has contributed and participated this past year! Meetings will reconvene on Wednesday January 8th, 2020! Happy Holidays!

Meeting Time Changes

Over the past few weeks team members have provided feedback in a survey regarding Meetings days and times. Thank you to everyone who participated! Based on survey results, the overwhelming majority are in favor of both meetings occurring every week on Wednesdays at 0900 and 1800 UTC, instead of the current alternating schedule.

Starting January 6, 2020, Hosting meeting days and times are changing. Both team meetings will be on Wednesdays every week, at 0900 UTC and 1800 UTC. Please note, there will be no more meetings on Mondays, moving forward.

Both meetings will share an agenda, and possibly share meeting notes. The hope is that team communication will become more inclusive, engaged and productive.

Open Floor

In an effort to provide more visibility into team projects as well as offer a point of entry for new contributors, @grafruessel announced that they made a Trello board for the hosting team.

@jadonn mentioned that it sounds useful, also stating that at the moment there are no projects to track.

@grafruessel stated that the German hosting community has discussed a trello board helping the hosting team become more accessible. In the start of the year the trello board can be more filled out, possibly starting with updating the Handbook.

@jadonn agreed that it’s time to revisit updating the documents, handbook and best practices information to assure those are current. The Hosting team hasn’t worked on it in several months. He asked @grafruessel to put together a simple example board or card for updating the handbook to demonstrate how it can be valuable.

@grafruessel will be starting that next year and may need some help!

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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