WordPress 3.5 only dropped this month, but things are moving on quickly. We’re expecting to see 3.5.1 around January 2 to resolve the few issues that came up, and already we’re starting to talk about the development cycle for WordPress 3.6.
Andrew Nacin was the lead for the 3.5 cycle, and now the reins pass back to Mark Jaquith for 3.6. Mark is also looking for applicants to step up as a backup lead for this cycle, should he be unavailable for any reason.
Mark has said he’s planning for this release to focus on content editing, specifically relating to autosave, revisions, flow, edit modes, and things of that nature.
Think you’re up for the challenge of backing Mark up? If you have some serious WP chops, so go ahead and apply!