Release Dry Run and Window, RC2 and String Freeze

Hey everyone!

The WordPress 4.5 release proceedings will start at April 12, 2016 at 0900 PDT, with the expectation of release within 2-3 hours of that meeting time. This time allows a decent margin before 5pm EDT (April 12, 2016 at 1400 PDT), at which point a puntpunt Contributors sometimes use the verb "punt" when talking about a ticket. This means it is being pushed out to a future release. This typically occurs for lower priority tickets near the end of the release cycle that don't "make the cut." In this is colloquial usage of the word, it means to delay or equivocate. (It also describes a play in American football where a team essentially passes up on an opportunity, hoping to put themselves in a better position later to try again.) to the next day would be discussed.

To help hit that window, let’s meet the day before at April 11, 2016 at 0900 PDT for a dry run.

As a final note, WordPress 4.5 RC2 has been released, and with it, hard string freeze is upon us.

See you at the dry run, and thanks for your help in getting this far!

#4-5, #dry-run