WordPress 5.1 Schedule Updates

Good news, everyone! WordPress 5.1 is on schedule, and progressing nicely. At the time of writing this post, we have 123 open tickets milestoned for WordPress 5.1, down from nearly 500 a week ago. Thank you to everyone who’s helped triage these tickets! 💖

To keep things running smoothly as we head towards the Release Candidate and WordPress 5.1, I have some intermediate targets that I’d like us to aim for.

Beta 2: January 21, 2019

There’s still a moderate amount of ticket triage to do, including working through the 87 tickets reported against trunk that haven’t been milestoned. Many of these are reported against the wrong version, but they do need to be triaged prior to beta 2.

After beta 2 is released, any bug reports against versions prior to 5.1 will be move to the 5.2 or Future Release milestones.

Beta 3: January 29, 2019

This is the soft string freeze release. All string changes (except for the About page) will be moved to the 5.2 milestone.

Release Candidate 1: February 7, 2019

There should be no open tickets in the 5.1 milestone by RC1, apart from release-related tasks.

5.1 will be branched with RC1, and work can begin in trunk on WordPress 5.2. As we’re back to standard commit review practice, any WordPress 5.1 fixes will need to be reviewed by two committers before porting to the 5.1 branch.

WordPress 5.1: February 21, 2019