4.5.1 Release Candidate Tomorrow, April 21st

We are planning a 4.5.1 Release Candidaterelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 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 trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision.) 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 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process.-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 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. with certain versions of Chrome, and is now fixed in TinyMCE upstream. Details on the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker..

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.