WordPress 6.5 release squad formation

Following up on the last call for volunteers, I’m pleased to announce the release squad for the upcoming WordPress 6.5 has been put together in collaboration with project leadership.

The release squad formation is as follows:

This release squad introduces an experimental Default Themes Lead role based on the need to update past default themes due to changes introduced in releases.

As a reminder, the next milestone is WordPress 6.5 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1, scheduled for February 13th. You can check the WordPress 6.5 Development Cycle page for a more comprehensive schedule.

Thanks, everybody, for volunteering for this and upcoming release squads! There are already a handful of volunteers for 6.6 and 6.7; this will help set up the 6.6 release squad as soon as 6.5 is launched. Those who volunteered as cohorts, would like to learn the ropes for future releases, or follow the process in general, are welcome to join us in the #6-5-release-leads Slack channel.

Let’s work together on yet another successful WordPress release!

Thanks to @chanthaboune and @cbringmann for collaborating in the squad formation and reviewing the post.