5.0 / Gutenberg Status Update – Nov 21

  • Open issues in 5.0 RC: 0 (=)
  • Open issues in 5.0.0: 20 (+2)
  • Open issues in 5.0.1: 29 (+11)
  • Open issues in 5.0.x (fast follow): 106 (+19)
  • Current 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.: Beta 5, released November 15.
  • Current pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party: 4.5.1, released today.
  • Next 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.: 5.0 RC, planned for tomorrow (assuming issues below are resolved).

Current pending tasks for 5.0 RC are listed on tracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress., not on the 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/ repository. Going forward outstanding tasks in trac will be included in the updates for better visibility.

The date for 5.0 release is under consideration, given it’s not plausible for it to be the on 27th. More to follow.

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