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Closed 16 months ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#44646 closed task (blessed) (fixed)

Bundled Themes: Bump version number and update changelog in Twenty Seventeen for 4.9.8 release

Reported by: pbiron Owned by: laurelfulford
Milestone: 4.9.8 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Bundled Theme Keywords: has-patch dev-feedback
Focuses: Cc:
PR Number:

Description

Since 4.9.8 will probably ship a patch to address level 2 bulleted lists nesting in Twenty Seventeen, let's add a Task to bump the version number and update the changelog.

Twenty Seventeen is the only concerned theme. Related ticket: #44109

Handbook page: https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/about/release-cycle/update-bundled-themes/

Previous related tickets for reference: 4.9.5: #43572, 4.9: #42090 4.8: #40905

Note: If #44109 is finally not shipped with 4.9.8, then this task may be closed.

Attachments (2)

44646.diff (2.3 KB) - added by pbiron 17 months ago.
Bump version number and update changelog in Twenty Seventeen for 4.9.8 release
44646.2.diff (441 bytes) - added by laurelfulford 16 months ago.

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Change History (13)

@pbiron
17 months ago

Bump version number and update changelog in Twenty Seventeen for 4.9.8 release

#1 @pbiron
17 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#2 @laurelfulford
17 months ago

  • Owner set to laurelfulford
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

Thanks for taking care of this, @pbiron!

I can review and commit later today or tomorrow!

#3 @laurelfulford
17 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed

In 43541:

Twenty Seventeen: Bump version number and update changelog for 4.9.8 release.

Props pbiron.
Fixes #44646.

#5 @celloexpressions
17 months ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback added
  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Is it worth forcing every WordPress site that hasn't deleted this default theme to run an update that fixes one issue? While it's great to ship fixes to issues frequently, the update process is manual for nearly all users, and this theme is installed (but unused) on nearly all WordPress sites. The recent frequency of minor default theme releases is starting to be problematic for update fatigue.

Can we triage and incorporate some additional fixes before bundling a release, perhaps alongside 4.9.9? There are many other reported issues against Twenty Seventeen that would be worth fixing: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=accepted&status=assigned&status=new&status=reopened&status=reviewing&component=Bundled+Theme&summary=~Twenty+Seventeen&order=milestone

Historically, releasing bundled theme updates alongside core major releases 2-3 times a year has resulted in a reasonable balance between speed of development and frequency of updates. We're drifting pretty far in one direction with the current plan to ship a one-change update alongside 4.9.8, following two other smaller theme updates in the past few months. Reopening for visibility and discussion.

#6 @laurelfulford
16 months ago

Thanks for the feedback, @celloexpressions! I think it’s best to keep this update in 4.8.9, especially given where we are in the release cycle. But I think this is a really good point, and something to keep in mind with future releases.

#7 @laurelfulford
16 months ago

44646.2.diff updates the release date to August 2, 2018.

#8 @davidakennedy
16 months ago

@laurelfulford 44646.2.diff looks good to go.

#9 @laurelfulford
16 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

In 43550:

Twenty Seventeen: Correct date in changelog for 4.9.8 release.

Props pbiron, laurelfulford.
Fixes #44646.

#11 @SergeyBiryukov
16 months ago

In 43551:

Twenty Seventeen: Bump version number and update changelog for 4.9.8 release.

Props pbiron, laurelfulford.
Merges [43541] and [43550] to the 4.9 branch.
Fixes #44646.

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