4.9.6 Beta Delayed: Two Days

The release of 4.9.6 beta is being delayed by two days. The new 4.9.6 beta release day is Thursday, May 3, 2018. The rest of the schedule will remain unchanged.

In a typical release cycle, when the beta date approaches, tickets deemed not ready are punted (or moved) to the next milestone so they can be given more attention. 4.9.6 is a unique release, in that some of the features slated for this release are time sensitive and cannot be punted.

The primary focus of 4.9.6 is delivering a set of tools for controlling and managing private information in a GDPR compliant manner. With GDPR going into effect on May 25th, 2018, this will be the last minor release before the new laws go into effect.

With this in mind, @allendav and myself have made the decision to delay the beta release by two days to allow for enough time to properly commit and backport all features required for these tools.