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:
- Release Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release.: Matt Mullenweg
- Release Coordinators: Akshaya Rane, Héctor Prieto, Mary Baum
- Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Tech Leads: David Baumwald, Pascal Birchler
- Editor Tech Leads: David Smith, Riad Benguella
- Core Triage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. Leads: Ahmed Kabir Chaion, Jb Audras, Rajin Sharwar
- Editor Triage Leads: Anne McCarthy, Fabian Kägy
- Design Leads: Benjamin Zekavica, Rich Tabor
- Marketing and Communication Leads: Dan Soschin, Lauren Stein
- Documentation Leads: Estela Rueda, Leonardus Nugraha
- Performance Leads: Joe McGill, Mukesh Panchal
- Test Leads: Olga Gleckler, Patrick Lumumba, Vipul Ghori
- Default Themes Leads: Carolina Nymark
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 Beta 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.