Test Chat Summary: 27 February 2024

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT+5:30, <test-chat> started in #core-test facilitated by @webtechpooja Agenda can be found here.

1. Attendance and Looking for Volunteer

Attendees: @oglekler, @bph, @shiponkarmakar, @huzaifaalmesbah, @sumitbagthariya16, @hasanuzzamanshamim, @webtechpooja, @nazmul111, @ankit-k-gupta, @devmuhib, @narolainfotech, @lumiblog, @tapan29bd, @hage, @krupajnanda, @rcreators, @ironprogrammer, @freewebmentor

Note-taker and facilitator for the next meeting:

Facilitator – Looking for volunteer (@webtechpooja will be traveling during the next meeting to attend WCAsia.)
Note taker – @freewebmentor

Looking for Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to work on user calls for testing (for more detail, check out the guide: How to facilitate a Call for Testing).

@webtechpooja asked for more insight from @bph. She added that the recent outreach program restart revealed positive feedback, highlighting the effectiveness of this approach in engaging non-coders. Test Team seeks collaborators for the regular creation of no-code user testing calls, catering to site builders and owners. Join us at WordCampWordCamp 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. Asia Contributor DayContributor 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/. for discussions, or connect asynchronously to plan and schedule Hallway Hangouts.

2. Announcements 📣

  • WordPress 6.5 Beta 2, released on February 20, 2024, extends thanks for your contributions. Asked to join the upcoming 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. 3 release party in the #core channel.
  • Exciting update: WordPress 6.5 introduces AVIF support, a cutting-edge image format delivering superior quality and compression, up to 50% smaller than JPEGs. Explore and test this feature in the latest release!
  • WordPress developer live stream: testing WordPress 6.5 If you want to know what is upcoming in WP 6.5. @psykro is hosting an online workshop. Do join the workshop.

3. Test Team Announcements

4. Focal Group Updates

@ankit-k-gupta is extending the opportunity to host the Test Team Triage biweekly meeting. If anyone is interested, please express your willingness.

@hage asked, Is there additional AVIF information beyond Specifically, I’m curious if existing JPEGs can be converted to AVIF without using a 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.

@ironprogrammer replied, The update introduces support for new AVIF uploads and auto-conversion upon upload via the ‘image_editor_output_formatfilterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output., but it doesn’t alter existing images. @hage suggests that to modify existing images to AVIF in bulk, installing a corresponding plugin may be necessary.

@oglekler has a proposal that she would love to see working groups between developers and testers. @bph replied they just created GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ group WordPress/Outreach that developers can pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” for feedback and testing. She also drafted the announcement on Google Doc.

@oglekler replied – @bph, I’m not just suggesting casual pings; I’m advocating for close collaboration from project inception. Testers can contribute valuable insights on project architecture right from the start, applicable not only to the Editor but across WordPress. @bph replied – Yes, of course, the ping is the first step for the developer when they are ready to connect.

@hage added – The background to my question: I would like to test this in more detail. @webtechpooja replied – you’re on the right track! @oglekler and other Test Release leads are crafting a post set to release this week. It will contain comprehensive details and testing instructions, so stay tuned for updates.

5. Call for testers/visibility

6. Open Floor

@rcreators think we should create high priority testing tags for features that need more testing. Or we can have quite a separate list for testing for this part.

@bph asked – why in the list of things to testing issues from Gutenberg repo are not listed. Just want to know the history of the decision. @ironprogrammer is seeking clarification on areas where we might have overlooked pointing out issues related to GB (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/).

@bph replied I only noticed it on This week of Test where new tickets are listed under Reproduction tests. They seems to be all trac tickets. @ironprogrammer mentioned the omission of highlighting Gutenberg issues in WiT posts wasn’t intentional. Challenges arose due to labeling inconsistencies and filtering issues, making it difficult to categorize “small/medium/large” ticket types accurately. The dilemma lies in triage/labeling, and the suggestion is to explore using the “Needs Testing” label for potential solutions.

@rcreators added – Also, if we can add something like a deadline for testing task that would be great. @webtechpooja replied – In our open-source, volunteer-driven project, imposing deadlines is not feasible.

@krupajnanda requested to change the weekly meeting time. But rest of the people are happy with the current time and suggested her to join asynchronously.

7. Next Meeting 🗓

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT+5:30, held on #core-test! </test-chat>

If anyone wants to facilitate the next meeting, please feel free to comment in this thread.

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

#core-editor-improvement, #meeting-notes