I’m pleased to share Drew Jaynes (@drewapicture) is the release lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release. for WordPress 4.2.
Drew will be kicking off 4.2 today in about 7 minutes in #core on Slack (the regular weekly meeting). This is a follow up to yesterday’s excellent chat that I led on feature plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. development, which has highlighted a few things:
- Menus in the customizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. need additional development and user testing, and may or may not be a 4.2 candidate. Extra time here is not a bad thing.
- Theme switching in the customizer needs user testing. It is a possible 4.2 candidate.
- Press This has been in the wild for some time and is a possible 4.2 candidate.
- Update improvements initially discussed for 4.1 is gonna get started in 4.2.
As you may know, Drew led the massive year-long effort to document every hook in WordPress. This showed off his impressive management and organizational skills that we know will translate nicely to running a release. Also, don’t be fooled — while his focus has been inline docs (phpdoc, docblock, xref), he’s an engineer at 10up.
Additionally, Scott Taylor (@wonderboymusic) will be taking point as a core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. feature lead for a lot of media and image efforts underway, including two feature plugins (image flow and also responsive and HiDPI images), media on mobile, and such. This effort spans not only 4.2 but also 4.3 and really 2015. There will be more on all of this in the coming days.