Revised suggested roadmap for Gutenberg and Customization

GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ is about to reach a milestone of having the technical and design vision in place. I know that we’re a little off from the existing roadmap, so I’d like to suggest an update to the milestones going forward.

The milestones below are based on information from the focus leads about who will be available and when. As with all things in open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL., these are best guesses and I encourage everyone to join us in being flexible as we keep creating:

  • Aug 2017 (late): Technical and design vision complete, iteration begins. This is in progress.
  • Aug 2017 (late): Testing plan begins: this will start with a public meeting.
  • Aug 2017 (late): Promotional page goes live for Gutenberg. This is in progress.
  • Sep 2017: Potential *.1 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. with banner to encourage use of and feedback for Gutenberg
  • Nov 2017: 4.9 release
  • Dec 2017: Begin merge proposal for Gutenberg
  • Jan 2018: Gutenberg —> CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. crossover (switching the focus)

It should be clear this is not set in stone. Gutenberg is not ready to merge and as a result giving it this time is important to iterate and respond to feedback. Beyond the merge proposal it’s also difficult to predict, so the roadmap to 5.0 isn’t being predicted here, that will depend on the proposal.

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