Road to 4.5: All Hands on Deck

We’re almost there! ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. day is April 12.

In order to get there, help is needed to resolve the remaining issues in the report.

The regular dev meeting will be at April 6, 2016 at 20:00 UTC, where we’ll go over status, but the report should really be clear before then.

There are currently 6 12 tickets in the milestone, which with few exceptions need to be resolved so that we can ship an RC 2 this week in preparation for release next week.

We need all hands on deck — especially if you are a component maintainer or committercommitter A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component., but all eyes appreciated. Please watch the milestone for tickets you can suggest remedies for or whose patches you can review.

In particular, the help of lead developers and permanent committers is requested, because without approval from two of you for each 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., we cannot move forward with committing fixes. Thanks to those of you who have been doing reviews!

Tickets with a patch and single sign-off in need of a second are:

  • #34133 – Moderate Comments: Pass through comment_text().
  • #36389 – Selective Refresh: Makemake A collection of P2 blogs at, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). sure refresh transport is used only when appropriate.
  • #36410 – I18ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill.: Misleading translators comment and bad string

Needs testing and double sign-off:

  • #36380 – Moderate Comments: Show link URLs to avoid abuse.

Has patch and double sign-off, but needs second opinion from Polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy.

  • #36407 – I18n: Remove an extra space.

Needs patch:

  • #36412 – Custom Logo: Can’t skip crop for images smaller than specified in theme.
  • #36392 – Script Loader: wp_add_inline_script() breaks script dependency order.
  • #36173 – About Page: Needs commit with final strings by Wednesday. Draft design & strings attached for review.

Can ride:

  • #36354 – Bump coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. themes versions prior to release.
  • #36401 – Bump Akismet for 4.5.
  • #36413 – Additional tests for roles/caps
  • #35857 – Additional tests for customizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings./selective refresh

Thanks for your help in getting us through the final stretch.