The WordPress development team has released WordPress 4.6 beta 1. This release includes a new process for installing, updating, and deleting plugins and themes, native fonts in the WordPress backend, and improvements to the post editor. It also contains a number of changes that developers should be aware of.
WordPress 4.6 Beta 1 is still in development and should not be used in a production environment. Instead, use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin to install the beta on a test site. If you come across any issues or think you’ve found a bug, please report it to the Alpha/Beta area of the support forums.
WordPress 4.6 is scheduled for release on August 16th.
I’m wondering if Shiny Updates also addresses the Activation hook, which is inconsistent at the moment. Would be nice if there is some general way of testing if a plugin was updated other than ( now ) saving the version somewhere and checking that.