Test Chat Summary: 13 February 2024

On Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT+5:30, <test-chat> started in #core-test facilitated by @webtechpooja Agenda can be found here.

Attendees: @ankit-k-gupta, @rcreators, @JavierCasares, @mahbubmr500, @anandau14, @huzaifaalmesbah, @vipuljnext, @zunaid321, @devmuhib, @sakibsnaz, @shiponkarmakar, @krupajnanda.

Note-taker and facilitator for the next meeting:

Facilitator – @krupajnanda
Note taker – looking for volunteer

1. Announcements 📣

  • Bug scrub schedule for WordPress 6.5 – This post lists bug scrub sessions dedicated to moving things forward toward the next major WordPress release, 6.5, slated for March 26, 2024. Read the full 6.5 Release Schedule.
  • Important milestones for WordPress 6.5 – The WordPress 6.5 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. 1 was scheduled for release on February 13th, which was yesterday. Be ready for the Beta and get started for testing soon.
  • Core Editor Improvement: Power in the Details – These “CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Editor Improvement…” posts (labeled with the #core-editor-improvement tag) are a series dedicated to highlighting various new features, improvements, and more from Core Editor-related projects. Take a moment to learn more about them—and explore how the power of details in 6.5 can transform your current workflows.
  • Improving block development documentation: 2023 recap and a look ahead – Over the last year, a group of contributors has been working to improve the 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. development onboarding experience within the Block Editor Handbook. In this post, you can find the highlights of the updates made, pinpoint areas for further refinement, and outline our focus for the next few months and ways you can help.

2. Test Team Updates

  • Week in Test Post: Wondering where you can contribute and learn? The Test Team’s got you covered. Check out this post and pick any issue mentioned in it.
  • Test Team Update: Metrics for overall team progress

3. Focal Group Updates

  • We are working on some easy way to provide a badge to Test team contributors, so we worked on a handbook page where all the details are mentioned. Please Review Test team badge criteria and share your feedback.

4. Open Floor

  • @rcreators discussed that the 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/ PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party nightly build does not work with the Gutenberg regular plugin. Along with that we received the feedback from @JavierCasares  who shared updates on improving the WordPress test results tool, inviting questions on reviewing fails, accessing support for failed tests, and expanding testing capabilities like WP-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/ integration and pre-installed plugins for hosters.

Next Meeting 🗓

The next scheduled meeting is on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT+5:30 for <test-triage> in #core-test.

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Thank you, @webtechpooja, for the peer review and for helping me write this post.