Test Chat Summary: 9 May 2023

On 9 May 2023 at 16:00 UTC<test-chat> started in #core-test.

Announcements 📣

  • WP Briefing: Episode 55: Happy Anniversary, WordPress!: Celebrating 20 years this month, take a look back on how WordPress has been shaped by its amazing open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. community.
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And a reminder:

Focal Groups 🧪


@ironprogrammer highlighted that the PR to prerelease Playwright test utils — aka @wordpress/e2e-test-utils-playwright — has been merged, and is slated for release with 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/ 15.8 🎉. He noted that this facilitates inclusion of the package in other test suites, and expressed hope that it would eventually contribute toward improved E2E coverage in WordPress.

@oglekler wondered how well Playwright worked in WP admin, outside of the editor context. She referred to reports of Quick Edit rows disappearing after an update, and whether an E2E test could help identify this.

@ironprogrammer clarified that the release of the @wordpress/e2e-test-utils-playwright package was in response to several requests from community members who wished to use it, and encouraged continued exploration regarding previous discussions about Cypress.

Next Meeting 🗓

The next scheduled meeting is on 16 May 2023 at 16:00 UTC for <test-triage> in #core-test.

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