WordPress 3.5 RC6 is out. Please, if you can (and earlier the better), hammer on TinyMCE with the most ridiculous object and embed tags you can find, and anything HTML5. (Here’s a zip for the nightly build.)
What’s important in RC6? After a good first attempt last week (#22790), we took another stab (#22842) at fixing TinyMCE’s handling of, well, ridiculous object and embed tags. Our goal right now is to ensure that nothing breaks in 3.5 that worked in 3.4.2. So, go find your best embed spaghetti* and make sure nothing breaks.**
- Very easy to test: Go to the “Text “tab, paste something in, head to the Visual tab, confirm things don’t look broken, head back to the “Text” tab, see if it looks mangled, head back to Visual, confirm things don’t look broken. Remember, we are looking for regressions, so also check 3.4.2 to see if it occurs there.
What happened to the last two RCs? We generally try to do a “soft” or “silent” RC One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). at the very end of a cycle. We’re confident we’ve gotten the testing it needs, but we’d like to enter a 24-hour period where there are no more changes to trunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision.. Having a cleaner version number provides for a good line in the sand, and can help in case some blocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release. bug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. report comes in. Of course this time, we’ve stuttered a few times. TinyMCE hell was RC4. A few final changes on Friday (after we decided to not release) resulted in RC5. And the second round of TinyMCE hell is RC6.
This also means our new target is Tuesday, December 11. We’ll again convene at 10 a.m. Eastern to see if the winds are blowing in our direction. (Even NASA needs good weather.)
And hey, on the bright side: