The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, January 04. Drupal 8.2.5 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.
To ensure a reliable release window for the patch release, there will be a Drupal 8.2.x commit freeze from 12:00 UTC Tuesday to 12:00 UTC Thursday. Now is a good time to update your development/staging servers to the latest 8.2.x-dev code and help us catch any regressions in advance. If you do find any regressions, please report them in the issue queue. Thanks!
To see all of the latest changes that will be included in the release, see the 8.2.x commit log.
Other upcoming core release windows after this week include:
- Wednesday, January 18 (security release window)
- Wednesday, February 01 (patch release window)
- Wednesday, April 5 (scheduled minor release)
Drupal 6 is end-of-life and will not receive further releases.