WordPress 5.7.1 maintenance release schedule

Since the release of WordPress 5.7 a small number of bugs have been identified will benefit from a maintenance release.

Now, it’s time to merge these changes into a new WordPress 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. and to address the other tickets that have appeared in the meantime.

The following release schedule is being proposed:

  • Release Candidaterelease 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).: Wednesday 7 April, 2021 around 23:00 UTC
  • Final release: Wednesday 14 April, 2021 around 23:00 UTC

At the time of writing, 18 tickets have been identified for the 5.7.1 milestone and 48 tickets submitted since March 9 are awaiting review.

In line with the trial for consistent minor release leads for each major branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch"., the release leaders for the 5.7.x releases will be:

  • Release leadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release.: @peterwilsoncc
  • Deputy Lead: @audrasjb

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