📝 Some noteworthy items from the latest weekly WordPress developer meeting:
- WordPress 5.1 RC1 is already out with RC2 either “late this week or early next week.” The final version is on target for 2/21.
- WordPress 5.1.1 will probably be released two weeks after 5.1 with 5.2 coming in “maybe late April.”
- There is a proposal to shorten the release cycles for WordPress to a time-based schedule instead of feature-based releases. After some discussion, Josepha Haden suggested an official proposal should be posted on Make WordPress Core. Jonathan Desrosiers volunteered to help produce the first draft.
- Discussion of features for 5.2 included Gutenberg performance and UX improvements, core widgets converted to blocks, PHP Fatal Recovery (WSOD), and Site Health Check.