|Hello, Release Squad!|
You're looking at a Focus Lead task list. It is broken down by Teams and Timeframes. These are guidelines and you are free to tailor timelines to your release's specific needs. There are a few things that will help you read this document.
- The darker the color, the more time the Team will likely spend during that Timeframe.
- Not all Teams are required. Smaller releases may need fewer volunteers.
|Pre-planning phase (dreams and things)||Kick Off phase (discuss, scope, plan)||Development Phase (design, develop, document, beta)||Final Phase (translate, harden, release candidate, final, promote)|
|Month 6||Month 5||Month 4||Month 3||Week 8||T-7wks||T-6wks||T-5wks -- Betas||T-4wks -- RCs||3 Weeks Away||1 Week Away||Day Before||Release Day||Post-Release|
Talk to leads, committers, and component maintainers.
|Pick release deputies.||Pre Merge Window||Merge Window||Beta 1||Pre-RC||Release Candidate|
Release checklist: https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/about/release-cycle/releasing-major-versions/#core
Post-release checklist: https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/about/release-cycle/releasing-major-versions/#post-release
|Kick off the next cycle with the next lead.|
Coordinator (PM: Ops)
|Post a call for ideas.|
Set a schedule.
|Compile and Publish Devnotes|
Translation kick off
Publish Field Guide
Notify Plugin Authors
Notify Akismet team
Notify hosts that a release is coming.
Notify the polyglots team of string changes.
Notify the systems team so they can have someone available during release.
Prep the HelpHub page
|Publish a retrospective post if desired.|
Feature projects should prepare for merge consideration in the beginning of a release cycle.
Merge proposals should be created and reviewed during this time.
|Security checks||Scope == bug fixes and polish|
Announce the string freeze
Announce RC commit policy
Pre-release checklist: https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/about/release-cycle/releasing-major-versions/#pre-final-release
Dry Run https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/about/release-cycle/releasing-major-versions/#dry-run
|Check in with the Support Team for any notable issues.|
Check to see if a new bundled theme will be included in this release.
|PM: Triage||No tkts in milestone|
|PM: Programs||Kick off release video (optional)||About Page |
HelpHub Version Page
Check in with the Community Team for any community feedback.
|Focus Leads: Tech|
|Focus Leads: Design|