Test Chat Summary: 12 March 2024

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT+5:30, <test-chat> started in #core-test facilitated by @webtechpooja Agenda can be found here.

Attendees: @webtechpooja, @huzaifaalmesbah, @freewebmentor, @oglekler, @hage, @krupajnanda, @devmuhib, @mainetenance

1. Announcements 📣

  • WordPress 6.5 Release Candidate 1 was released last week on March 5. RC2 was also released on March 12.
  •  Highlights from WordCamp Asia 2024 – 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 was in Taipei, Taiwan. Here, you can check the quick summary, including Matt’s Q&A.
  • Recap of Core Test team at Contributors Day WCAsia – The Test team had a great contributors’ day at WordCamp Asia. @webtechpooja has shared about WordCamp Asia that it was a great & successful 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/.. The coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-Test team worked on the following tasks:
    • Tested WP 6.5 RC1 across different environments(10 contributors tested).
    • Test report submitted for 2 tickets of the WP 6.5 release.
    • We found 2 new 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/ related issues that are submitted on 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/.
    • We worked on 1 handbook page related to how to use wget to crawl pages for new testers, which is under review. We will soon add it to the handbook.
    • We had a nice discussion on how we can continue user testing calls for the #outreach program with @bph
  •  Josepha shared about Unblocking WP6.5 – Font Library and Synced Pattern Overrides. give it a read.
  •  Gutenberg 17.9 is scheduled for release on March 13 and will include these issues.

Test Team Announcements

2. Focal Group Updates

This part checks on any specific areas of the test, such as manual testing, unit testing, E2E, the handbook, etc. Does anyone have an update pertaining to any of these items?

The Test team is working on criteria for providing Test Team Profile Badge – Your Feedback Needed! Please check out the post and provide your valuable feedback.

At WordCamp Asia Contributor Day, the Test team has worked on creating a draft that will be useful for our new contributors. Please have a look and provide your feedback. Here is the Draft of using wget to crawl pages for new testers.

@webtechpooja asked if anyone knows about any specific 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 that makes this work easy and fast, and @costdev has suggested Broken Link Checker plugin.

3. Call for testers/visibility:

4. Open Floor

@ankit-k-gupta has asked for suggestions about the Test Team Profile Badge – Your Feedback Needed!

We have included all the possible areas where Test Team contributions should be recognized via badge. However, we believe that if there are any additional areas where test contributions should be considered for earning a badge, we are open to suggestions. If you find any such areas, please feel free to suggest them.

Next Meeting 🗓

The next scheduled meeting is on Tuesday, 19 March 2024 at 16:30 GMT+5:30<test-triage> in #core-test.

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