4.9.6 Schedule Changes

Last Thursday, 4.9.6 beta was released. In order to properly address all feedback received from beta testers, more time is needed.

After careful discussion, @desrosj, @allendav, @azaozz, and @sergeybiryukov have decided that to prevent any further set backs, both the 4.9.6 release candidate and 4.9.6 release by two days each.

The new schedule moving forward is as follows:

  • Release Candidate: Thursday, May 10th
  • Release: Thursday, May 17th

As previously detailed, 4.9.6 is not a typical minor release because of the inclusion of time sensitive features. In order to give site owners the personal data and information tools needed to be prepared for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) before the May 25th, 2018 effective date, these features cannot be removed to ship the minor version on time.

This decision was not made lightly. Deadlines are not arbitrary. However, it is important that the tools are ready and that translation contributors have enough time to localize the large number of new strings in the release.

Please continue to test the 4.9.6 beta package and provide feedback.