Version 2.4.0 of WP-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/ will be released on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, presumably around 15:00 UTC.
This places it in-between the release dry-run and the final release for WordPress Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. 5.3, which is currently slated for November 12th at around 19:00 UTC.
Note: In case the scheduled release for WP 5.3 is adapted, we might also need to move the one for WP-CLI accordingly. In this case, I’ll send updates as needed.
There quite a few breaking “non-breaking changes” in the upcoming 5.3 release, and some of them have shown a weakness in the current packaging strategy regarding the framework package itself, which are the reason for this release to come on such short notice. Due to its very tight integration with Core, WP-CLI is very susceptible to these breaking changes, and the current packaging strategy does not always deal with this in the best way possible.
After 2.4.0, I will re-evaluate the current versioning policy regarding the framework package and how best to take interface changes in Core into account, that need us to modify signatures between Core versions to support.
We’re all looking forward to an awesome WordPress 5.3 release, so let’s make sure the ecosystem is ready for it! 👍