Core Group Update for October 21, 2013

Hello there! It’s time for a CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Group update!

On the 3.7 Release:

  • On Friday, October 18, 2013, RC1 was released.
  • If the stars align, we’re expecting a final release before this Friday, or if not, early next week. We’re really trying to avoid a Friday release. Really. For sure. (Okay, maybe that last bit is just from me)
  • There has been intensive testing of automatic upgrades by individual users and hosts, including mass upgrades on the part of GoDaddy (props @kurtpayne).
  • We’re no longer removing all transients on database upgrade, and only removing expired ones ([25838]).

On the 3.8 Release:

  • Twenty Fourteen: Missed in the previous update, per Twenty Fourteen chat, there will be a slider, albeit as a compromise, disabled by default. Since Featured Content may not be ready for 3.8, users will be able to assign content to the slider through the use of a tag.