WordPress 6.6 call for volunteers update

This post is a follow-up to the initial WP 6.6 call for volunteers.

Relevant Updates

  • Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. Leads: After some discussion and feedback, the proposal to experiment with merging the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Triage and Edito Triage lead roles has been reverted. As a result of this, @fabiankaegy and @colorful-tones will focus on triaging the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ repository, and therefore, the release squad is looking for one or two Core Triage Leads to focus on triaging TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..
  • Documentation Leads: In WordPress 6.5 it became clear that this role does need a bit of experience to enable the rest of the team’s contributions. Let’s ensure we find a Documentation Lead with prior experience to ensure they are able to handle release-specific work.
  • Default Theme Wrangler: The Default Theme Wrangler role was introduced as an experiment for 6.5 with the hopes of ensuring all default themes fully support any new features. After checking in with @poena and without any additional incoming feedback in the still-open 6.5 Release Retrospective, our recommendation is to drop the role from the squad since having the role on the squad hasn’t meaningfully impacted the default theme queue. This can be revisited in the future.
  • Default Theme Leads: As pointed out in the previous post comments, work towards the new default theme included in 6.7 should start during the 6.6 cycle. Even if not part of the 6.6 squad, folks interested in leading the next default theme in 6.7 are invited to express interest in the comments below. In particular, the first step to kick off the new theme would be to identify the theme designer(s).

Release squad as of April 23nd

Thanks to @annezazu, @chanthaboune and @poena for reviewing this post.

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