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Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#48870 new enhancement

Include Gutenberg editor enhancments in minor WP updates

Reported by: knutsp Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 5.4
Component: Editor Keywords: 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Core is almost always way behind Gutenberg. In 2018 WP minor updates was extended to include new things and worked well. The situation now is not well for WordPress.

At least for year rest of 2019 and 2020.

Change History (1)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
7 months ago

  • Keywords close needs-patch needs-dev-note needs-docs removed

Just noting there has been some discussion about this recently on make/core:
https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/11/25/devchat-after-the-hour-november-20/

Per @youknowriad:

By December 11, Gutenberg will be ahead of Core with about 5 releases and this is a problem. 12 Gutenberg releases shipped into 5.3 . This is too much for a single WordPress release and with the current schedule, it’s seems like this is going to be similar for 5.4… This is not tenable for the future. It’s hard to stabilize and ship, it’s hard to summarize the changes for third-party developers and users, it’s more scary to ship and people were recommending the plugin to be installed for their clients (and it’s risky since the plugin is a development plugin). So how to reduce that gap is a big issue that needs solving IMO.Ideally I do think a shorter release cycle for majors is better. (Why not just a 5.4 in like end of January 😇 ), otherwise we’ll have to include enhancements in minors.

These posts might also be relevant:
https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/11/21/tentative-release-calendar-2020-2021/
https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/02/27/major-and-minor-version-release-cadence/

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