On this episode of WordPress Weekly, Jeff Chandler and I were joined by Drew Jaynes, web engineer for 10up, and release lead for WordPress 4.2. Jaynes explains how a release lead is chosen, their responsibilities, and what their role is. Release leads are shepherds who work with multiple teams to keep development on track. Jaynes also explained how people can contribute to WordPress core through Trac. We discussed new features in WordPress 4.2 and what the benefits are to selecting release leads ahead of time. Last but not least, Jaynes helped us cover the week’s news.