|July 27, 2013||WordPress 3.8 announced as in development concurrently with WordPress 3.7|
|July 28, 2013||Kick-off at WordCamp San Francisco Hack Day.|
|August 7, 2013||Initial meeting to scope out the release. See here and here.
|August 15, 2013||Feature Plugins kick off. See here and here.|
|November 4, 2013||Merge window opens.|
|November 13, 2013||Merge window closes.|
|November 20, 2013||Beta 1.|
|From this point on, no more commits for any new enhancements or feature requests in this release cycle, only bug fixes and inline documentation. Any enhancements/feature requests not completed and committed by this point can be resumed in just a few weeks at the start of WordPress 3.9.|
|December 4, 2013||RC1.|
December 9, 2013
|Hard freeze; RC2.|
|December 12, 2013||Release of WordPress 3.8.|
Get your patches done and submitted as soon as possible, then drum up people to test the patches and leave feedback on the ticket. As stated above, no patches for enhancements or feature requests will be committed after the posted deadlines, so that we can all focus on squashing bugs and hopefully deliver the most bug-free WordPress to date. Wish us luck!