WordPress 5.9 Beta 1 will be delayed for 24 hours

Updated on Nov 17th: List of tickets/issues shared.

WordPress 5.9 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 was scheduled for release today.

A flag was raised in #core-editor that is considered a blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release. for the Beta phase. There are a few minor flags that need to be prioritized for Beta 2 and beyond. A list of tickets/issues is being prepared to add to GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/, and this post will be updated with that information as it becomes available. A list of tickets/issues is being assessed to determine which are blockers for Beta 1.

Beta 1 is now delayed by one day. The release team anticipates starting the process on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 21:00 UTC. That’s immediately after the weekly CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. developers’ chat, in the Core channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

It’s the last opportunity for tickets to land in 5.9. After Beta 1, any tickets not committed will move to 6.0 or future releases.

The rest of the 5.9 release cycle schedule is unchanged.