The release candidate for WordPress 4.5 is now available.
We’ve made 49 changes since releasing Beta 4 a week ago. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.5 on Tuesday, April 12, but we need your help to get there.
If you haven’t tested 4.5 yet, now is the time!
Developers, please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 4.5 and update your plugin’s Tested up to version in the readme to 4.5 before next week. If you find compatibility problems, we never want to break things, so please be sure to post to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release.
Free as in Freedom
It is WordPress 4.5
Also free as in beer
Version 4.5 Project Schedule
The plan (dates in UTC):
|December 9, 2015||Trunk is open for business. (Post-4.4)|
|January 6, 2016||4.5 Kickoff meeting.|
|February 10, 2016 (+5w)||Decision time for features being developed as a plugin. Merge window opens for any blessed for 4.5.|
|February 17, 2016 (+1w)||Feature plugin merge window closes.|
|February 25, 2016||Beta 1. (Release on February 24 PST)|
|From this point on, no more commits for any new enhancements or feature requests in this release cycle, only bug fixes and inline documentation. Work can continue on enhancements/feature requests not completed and committed by this point, and can be picked up for commit again in just a few weeks at the start of WordPress 4.6.|
|March 3, 2016 (+1w)||Beta 2. (Release on March 2 PST)|
|March 10, 2016 (+1w)||Beta 3. (Release on March 9 PST)|
|March 17, 2016 (+1w)||Beta 4. (Release on March 16 PST)|
|March 24, 2016 (+1w)||Release candidate and soft string freeze (More release candidates as necessary). (Release on March 23 PST)|
|April 12, 2016 (+3w)||Target date for release of WordPress 4.5.|
Da quanto leggo, molti i cambiamenti fatti:
- Login con mail e username (prima era solo mail);
- editor molto migliorato (ha aggiunto ulteriori “shortcut” come **bold**; *italic; ’code’;-);
- miglioramenti lato “moderazione” (approvazione dei commenti con notifica via mail migliorata in grafica e struttura);
- anteprima “responsive” nella schermata personalizza (così sarà possibile apprezzare il risultato finale anche a risoluzioni diverse);
- tanti altri miglioramenti lato sviluppatore (il che fa sempre comodo :-P-).
Aspettando fiduciosi il rilascio al pubblico della versione definitiva (fine aprile), adesso mi tocca aggiornare la mia installazione su wamp server e verificare i miei plugin con questa RC 🙂