Tonight’s 3.7 nightly build is marked WordPress 3.7.1…

Tonight’s 3.7 nightly build is marked WordPress 3.7.1-beta1. Here’s the zip or use the Beta Tester plugin set to “point releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. nightlies.” It fixes #25689, #25690, #25700, #25705, and #25706. (See the report.) We’re also looking into a PCRE UTF-8 issue in #25709.

#25700 is a particularly nasty bugbug 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. that affects working with image captions in the visual editor. It was caused by a regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. in Uglify.js. Please test. (It should also work with 3.7 with SCRIPT_DEBUG set, sans-patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing..)

As noted in my auto updates post, update fatigue is much less of an issue now, so our strategy for maintenance releases will surely undergo a shift. In this case, though, this one would have required a quick release no matter what. (We just might have felt a little bad cause of it.) Usually critical bugs are also hard to trigger, thus affecting few users. This one is easy to trigger.

At this point, I’d expect 3.7.1 to drop over the weekend.

#3-7, #3-7-1