4.5.1 Release Candidate Tomorrow, April 21st

We are planning a 4.5.1 Release Candidate tomorrow, April 21st, then shipping 4.5.1 next Monday or Tuesday. One goal of doing a release candidate is to let the TinyMCE update get wider testing (see below).

There are two (fixed in trunk) bugs that prompted us to want to release 4.5.1 as soon as possible:

  • #36545 – WordPress TinyMCE toolbar/tabs unresponsive in Chrome Version 50.0.2661.75 beta-m (64-bit) and
  • #36510 – Twenty eleven page templates with widgets incorrectly styled.

We could use help testing TinyMCE for #36545.  #36545 is a TinyMCE bug with certain versions of Chrome, and is now fixed in TinyMCE upstream. Details on the ticket.

In #36510 we added a singular class for singular items; so did some existing themes – including Twentyeleven – leading to unexpected results.

We held a bug scrub yesterday and went thru all the tickets in the 4.5.1 milestone. From that original list #36506 and #36578 still need commits/backporting. Since yesterday, a couple of new tickets have been added to the milestone. If the new tickets can’t be resolved satisfactorily by tomorrow they will likely be punted.