The first release candidate for WordPress version 3.6 is ready and due for shipment shortly. Lead core developer Mark Jaquith posted in the news section of the WordPress website on 13th July that the first release candidate ‘is now available’ and they ‘hope to ship…in a couple of weeks.’
Jaquith calls for the help of the community in spotting any bugs, asking that those who find any to post to the Alpha/Beta area in the WordPress.org support forums.
The release comes after the news earlier in the year that the Post Formats UI was to be scrapped; a controversial issue for many and tough decision for those involved. The Post Formats UI was to form a large part of the catalogue of new features, but ultimately the community and the powers that be decided that backing it out was the best option. The removal of the feature has allowed for more dedicated time elsewhere: ‘on the other hand’ says Jaquith, ‘our slick new revisions browser had some extra time to develop. You should see it with 200+ revisions loaded – scrubbing back and forth at lightning speed is a thing of beauty.’