The WordPress 5.8.x release schedule calls for a release 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). this week and a minor 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. next week. However, the scheduling for these 5.8.x releases will be changed.
The 5.8.2 release dates as previously planned will be skipped and rescheduled to the “if necessary” 5.8.3 schedule as follows:
- RC 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).: Tuesday November 2, 2021
- Final release: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
This deferral was determined because currently there are no commit candidates. Plus, many commits still need a lot of work to merge, or are potentially too impactful and therefore belong in a major release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope. instead.
Because the 5.8.x releases are part of 5.8 by extension, all coordination and conversation related to the 5.8.x releases are held in the #5-8-release-leads Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel.
Do you want to see some tickets included in the next release? Check the 5.8.2 milestone: provide feedback on tickets, test existing fixes, or even submit a patch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. to help move things along!
Props @desrosj & @tobifjellner for peer review.