WordPress 5.0 is coming

Release Schedule

November 15, 2017Trunk is open for business. (Post-4.9)
October 3, 20185.0 Kickoff meeting.
October 19, 2018Beta 1 and feature merge deadline.
From this point on, no more commits for any new enhancements or feature requests in this release cycle, only bug fixes and inline documentation. Work can continue on enhancements/feature requests not completed and committed by this point, and can be picked up for commit again at the start of WordPress 5.1.
October 30, 2018Release candidate and soft string freeze.
November 12, 2018Final release candidate if needed and hard string freeze.
November 18, 2018Dry run for release of WordPress 5.0 and 24 hour code freeze.
November 19, 2018Target date for release of WordPress 5.0.

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