The WordPress Roadmap is a great tool to look back at previous WordPress releases and get a good idea about what’s coming up.
WordPress version 5.0 will be included in this roadmap soon enough and at some point get ‘frozen’ and made ready for release:
The month prior to a release new features are frozen and the focus is entirely on ensuring the quality of the release by eliminating bugs and profiling the code for any performance issues.
As you can see, WordPress 5.0 still has a long way to go before it’s ready to be released – the current version is 4.9.6 which has (obviously) some links to version 5’s new Gutenberg editor:
4.9.6 will likely be a quicker release cycle. Some initial targets were discussed for this release.
- The “Try Gutenberg” prompt
- GDPR related items
- Any changes resulting from several discussions currently happening about needed API changes to prepare for Gutenberg.