For the last 55 days, trunk 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. has been in an alpha state and open for all commits. In 15 days this will change and the first beta 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. for 4.7 will be released. During beta, no new enhancements or feature requests should be committed to WordPress core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. While some may desire to wait for just one more thing, that is a rabbit hole which is inconsistent with the WordPress philosophies. Here is a list of things that need to happen during the next 15 days in order to get ready for Beta 1 on October 26th.
The deadline for merging feature projects into WordPress core is in 8 days. There are currently three proposals for projects to merge published with several additional proposals actively being worked on. All committers and active contributors should review these proposals (I’ll add links to additional proposals when they are made):
There are 60 enhancements and feature requests milestoned for 4.7. Of these, 21 have no owner. At the end of this week, all enhancements and feature requests without an owner will be punted. Tickets will also be regularly evaluated this week. Over the next two weeks, tickets will be evaluated during both scheduled and unscheduled bug 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. scrubs, and tickets not moving forward will be removed from the milestone. The next scheduled bug scrub will be at Wednesday, October 12, 2016 17:00 UTC.
During this week’s dev chat, we will discuss all the proposals that have been made thus far. If additional meetings for considering any of the proposals before the merge deadline are needed, this will be decided then.