4.9.8 Schedule

Note: This release was originally announced as 4.9.7.  Due to the 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release that rolled out on July 5, 2018 this release will now be 4.9.8.

The primary focuses of the 4.9.8 release are:

  • Introduce the Try 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/ callout ( #41316)
  • Privacy fixes/enhancements

The following is the current 4.9.8 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.July 17, 2018
  • 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).July 24, 2018
  • Release: July, 31 2018

Bug Scrubs

All bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. scrubs will take place in #core.

#4-9-8, #bug-scrub