4.9.6 Schedule

This schedule has changed. Please refer to the 4.9.6 Schedule Changes for the new 4.9.6 release schedule.

The following is the current 4.9.6 release schedule:

Important Dates

  • 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.: Tuesday, May 1st.
  • RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta).: Tuesday, May 8th.
  • Release: Tuesday, May 15th.

Bug Scrubs

  • Tuesday, April 24th at 1600 UTC
  • Thursday, April 26th at 1600 UTC
  • Tuesday, May 1st at 1600 UTC
  • Thursday, May 3rd at 1700 UTC
  • Tuesday, May 8th at 1600 UTC
  • Tuesday, May 15th at 1600 UTC

GDPR Meetings

The GDPR compliance group meets in the #gdpr-compliance channel in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. every Wednesday at 1500 UTC.