Track Unreleased Future Versions Of WordPress Like 2.8.5 And 2.9

WordPress 2.8.4 Security Released is out now and most of use has already upgraded to that but do you know what is going on in WordPress before releasing the nest version i.e. WordPress 2.8.5 and after that they will release WordPress 2.9. Yes, WordPress will release version 2.9 after 2.8.5 (assuming if there is no emergency changes comes in between).

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WordPress is one of the best blogging platform of this time and they are really working hard towards security and appearance of this platform. Here we will look into the details of how WordPress team come up with a new releases and how they track the loop holes in the previous one. Currently they are working on the next release WordPress 2.8.5 which is having around 53 tickets (issues or concern), some of them are not so urgent but yes some of them are on high priority.

 

WordPress team calls the project internally as Milestone.

In that way they are working on Milestone 2.8.5 and Milestone 2.9 which is nothing but WordPress 2.8.5 and WordPress 2.9. They completed and released Milestone 2.8.4 on 08/12/2009 (08:32 PM) their time. Some of the important stats about Milestone 2.8.5 are as below:

                                    Stats about Milestone 2.8.5

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1. Total Number Of Tickets – 53

2. Number of Closed Tickets till This Time – 5

3. Active Tickets – 48

Out of these tickets, below is the distribution of these based on the severity,

1. Critical Tickets – 3 (Which are not started yet)
2. Major Tickets -  7 (Out of which 2 has been closed)
3. Normal Tickets – 39 (Out of which 3 has been closed)
4. Minor Tickets – 3 (Which are not started yet)
5. Trivial Tickets – 1 (Not started yet)

 

Component Wise Ticket Distribution For WordPress (Oops. Milestone) 2.8.5

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Link To Milestone 2.8.5 Page

Here are the stats of Milestone 2.9 which is nothing but WordPress 2.9, 

                                            Stats about Milestone 2.9

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1. Total Number Of Tickets – 649

2. Number of Closed Tickets till This Time – 85

3. Active Tickets – 564

Out of these tickets, below is the distribution of these based on the severity,

0. Blocker Ticket – 1 (Not Started Yet)
1. Critical Tickets – 1 (Which is not started yet)
2. Major Tickets -  35 (Out of which 2 has been closed)
3. Normal Tickets – 492 (Out of which 65 has been closed)
4. Minor Tickets – 101 (Out of which 14 has been closed)
5. Trivial Tickets – 19 (Out of which 4 has been closed)

Link To Milestone 2.9 Page

 

WordPress 2.8.4 released in this month only which was a security release. You can check the details about the security loophole in 2.8.4 over here.

Milestone 2.8.4 Completed On 08/12/2009

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WordPress is an open source system where you can also participate in the changes or suggest some of them. If the changes suggested by you would be approved, that will reflect in the future releases. If you want to take a look at these stats on your own browser or you wanted to participate in these changes then follow the below instructions,

Above mentioned data is taken from WordPress Trac where all the changes are tracked since WordPress 1.5 release. You can download the files of initial releases from there as well.

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What is Trac?

Trac is a web-based software project management and bug/issue tracking system emphasizing ease of use and low ceremony. It provides an integrated Wiki, an interface to version control systems, and a number of convenient ways to stay on top of events and changes within a project.

What is WordPress Trac?

WordPress Trac is the place to follow along with the development of WordPress. You can browse the source code here, provide some security change or suggest other bugs as well.

To login into WordPress Trac, you can use your own WordPress.org login ID and Password and report any bug or issues. If you reported bug will appear in tickets section of any of the Milestone, your name will appear in the Reported By section of that Milestone as well. Go ahead and share your knowledge to make WordPress more secured and more powerful blogging platform.

Download the changed component only for WordPress 2.8.4 Upgrade, this is taken from WordPress Trac only.

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.