Release Candidate and Meeting Time Reminder


Per the schedule, WordPress 4.5 Release Candidate will be released in the hours following Wednesday’s weekly dev meeting, which is at March 23, 2016 at 2100 UTC.

For those on Daylight Saving Time – If you’re on Daylight Saving Time, the core dev meeting will continue to be an hour later for you this week, with meeting time changing to March 30, 2016 at 2000 UTC next week.

The above time link should give you the correct time and date for your local timezone.


There are currently 6 tickets in the milestone remaining. We hit the 25 ticket target before Beta 4! Thanks for all your help!

The report, minus the About Page (#36173) and tickets regarding tests, which can land at any time (#35857) must be clear before RC.

At RC, we’ll be issuing a soft string freeze, with all strings to be considered frozen minus the About Page, which should be frozen by a week before release at the latest.

As a reminder, after RC, every commit must be approved by two leads or permanent committers, and only regressions or blockers are addressed.

If you own ticket(s) on Trac in the 4.5 milestone:

  • If your ticket is not going to be committed today, please punt it to Future Release.
  • Please commit, or add an update as to what is left as a comment on the ticket, and why it should remain in the milestone.

We’re almost to RC. Thanks to everyone for your help!