Core Group Update for November 14th, 2013

On the 3.8 Release:

  • The merge window closed with yesterday’s dev meeting. If you missed it, you can catch the logs.
  • All of the plugins mentioned in last week’s chat as candidates made it in:
    • MP6
    • DASH
    • THX38
    • Widgets Area Chooser
  • TwentyFourteen is still chugging along.
  • Work continues on other development, including enhancements that were not built into plugins, which you can participate with on trac, until 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, scheduled for next Wednesday.
  • There’s a run to fix JavaScript errors under jshint headed up by @kadamwhite, which is a great place to pitch in if you’re JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. inclined.
  • We’re still deciding exactly in which manner to include Open Sans in core, and how much to bundle.

On Future Releases:

  • Chats continue for The Search Initiative (Previously “Omnisearch”), which is growing in scope a bit, but in a good way.
  • There is still some interest in Featured Content, but it’s in need of a lead to give it a chance to land in a future release.
  • Work continues on the Front End Editor project, with regular chats on Mondays at 16:00 UTC.

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