This Week in 4.6: August 15 – 21

This is the jump-start post for the seventeenth and last week of the WordPress 4.6 release cycle. This week is all about the final release of WordPress 4.6. 🚢

There is a release dry run today, Monday, August 15 at 16:00 UTC. The process for the final release starts tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16 at 16:00 UTC, with a release at Tuesday, August 16 at 19:00 UTC.

Priority tickets this week:

There are currently 4 tickets which need to be checked whether they’re blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release. for a release.

  • #37658Featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. on media files can not be changed (has-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., has-unit-tests)
  • #37666: Masonry update to v3.3.2 breaks backwards compatibility with isAnimated option (has-patch)
  • #37665: Font Natively: Google maps can change the active font (needs-feedback)
  • #37669: Shiny Updates: Cancelling the filesystem credentials when updating within the pop-up prevents updating again

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. meetings this week:

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