WordPress 5.9 ‘Joséphine’ Retrospective

Having fully celebrated the release of 5.9, but before turning focus to 6.0, it would be helpful to this and future squads if all those involved in contributing to 5.9 could take a few moments to share your thoughts about the release process.

Taking the pulse in the form of a retrospective helps to:

  • Discover the things the WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team finds valuable to keep doing in future releases because they were a positive experience and moved the project forward.
  • Help identify areas that were not helpful in fulfilling release goals or were not positive for people participating.

All feedback is valuable to help to continuously improve the release process.

“Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job they could, given what they knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand.”

~ Norm Kerth, Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Review

Anyone is welcome to participate in this retro. Please take a few moments to fill in the form or leave public feedback in the comments below.  The form will be open until February 14, 2022.

Please note, the form is not anonymous as it asks for your email address. Your email will only be used for follow-up questions and will not be used for any marketing or other purposes.

Thank you everyone for your contribution to this release! Thanks in advance for taking the time to help make future releases even better!

Props to @audrasjb for peer review.

#5-9, #retrospective