Discussion: 2022 Major Release Timing

I mentioned in #core last week that it’s high time we talk about targets for major releases of WordPress next year. There are a few clear options, but there is at least one release we know about for sure! Given that we have a release in January already, I wonder if we might be able to use 2022 to attempt four releases.

Our Options

  • Quarterly releases: January, April, July, October
  • Trimester-ly releases: January, May, September
  • Known release and then evenly spaced targets?: January, May, August, November

I’d love to hear thoughts from both community members as well as our many contributors to the CMS itself. I’m planning to publish goals based on State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. early in January, and would love to include this information there as well.