4.6 Release Dry Run

In preparation for the 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. on Tuesday, August 16 at 19:00 UTC, we’ll do a dry run on Monday, August 15 at 16:00 UTC.

The dry run will include:

  • Testing various features, including Shiny Updates, native fonts, comment/site/networknetwork (versus site, blog) queries with and without a persistent object cache
  • Generally testing the adminadmin (and super admin) and common features using a multitude of devices and browsers
  • Running our usual unit tests including the specialty groups like multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site, Ajax, and external HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands.
  • Doing scratch installs and upgrades from a variety of older versions
  • Triaging any bugs reported against 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., most easily found at the top of report 40
  • Updating the credits APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.
  • Reviewing the Codex release page
  • Moving about page images to the CDN
  • Checking status of translations
  • Reviewing the release post

If you’d like to help out and participate, we’d love to have you. Please come prepared to test!

#4-6, #dry-run