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 releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. 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 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).
  • 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 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. fixes.
  • 5.1 regressions.
  • Small blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. 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.