WordPress 5.1.1

A part of last week’s devchat contained a discussion about short-cycle maintenance releases and how they are handled. Another post will be published to discuss this longer term. But, a short term plan for 5.1.1 needs to be established so component maintainers and committers can prioritize their efforts in the coming weeks.

Keeping with the recent 2-week minor release cadence used in the 5.0.x releases, and with the proposed 5.2 release schedule in mind, this is the proposed release schedule for WordPress 5.1.1:

  • March 4, 2019: 5.1.1 RC
  • March 7, 2019: 5.1.1 Release Date

Given the shorter release timeline and the quick turnaround of 5.2, 5.1.1 should only consist of:

  • Important bug fixes.
  • 5.1 regressions.
  • Small block editor improvements.

If 5.1.2 is deemed necessary, the same 2 week cadence will be followed, making the preliminary, if necessary release date for 5.1.2 as March 21, 2019.

Release leads have not yet been determined for this release. If you are interested, please comment below. Since this is a smaller release, it is a great opportunity for someone interested in helping with their first release.