5.0 Release Retrospective Kickoff

Even though we are many months past the 5.0 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. date, this is one of those times where “better late than never” is true. The few times that a release retrospective has been held, it was hosted on make.wordpress.org/core, and consisted of open-ended questions with answers in the comments.

However, as I’ve looked back over past releases, it is clear that code isn’t the only thing that goes into a successful release. So, I’m going to try a different way (kudos to @karmatosed) to hold an asynchronous and open retrospective here on our shared blog/P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/..

It’s not entirely possible to do a traditional retrospective in a project this size, so I’m going to try something a little different. I’m collecting feedback in the survey linked below. The feedback that is shared will be anonymized and published to this blog, so if you’re not yet subscribed, now is the time to do it!

5.0 Retrospective Survey

The survey asks for your wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ username, which is specifically for my use in case I need to follow up with some clarifying questions. It’s open for two weeks, until Friday, March 15.