What Happened to WordPress 6.5.1?

Observant folks will notice that the first 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. for WordPress 6.5 is 6.5.2 instead of 6.5.1. This is due to an error with the initial package. When the tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) for 6.5.1 was created on the WordPress build server, it was created from a previous revision of the 6.5 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".. As tags are treated as immutable, this meant that WordPress 6.5.1 could not be released.

As a follow-up, the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team will work with the WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ Systems team and update respective documentation as needed to ensure that everything is done to prevent similar situations.

Thanks to @audrasjb, @davidbaumwald, and @jeffpaul for pre-publication review.

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