WordPress 4.9.3 release pushed to February 5th

The 4.9.3 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. was due out today (January 30th) however a delayed RC with a short testing window has meant it is better to move RC to after dev chat tomorrow on the 31st and reschedule the 4.9.3 release to Monday, February 5th so that a release is not pushed immediately before the weekend.

In the meantime please continue to test the 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. release: 4.9.3-beta1 (ZIP). For more information on testing see Beta Testing. The current 4.9.3-beta1 contains several enhancements and fixes but importantly note the removal of JSHint from coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and see ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #42850 for more details. For a full list of changes see the beta1 release post, tickets closed and the changesets committed.