Summary of Jan 14th Dev Chat
Jane updated us on the proposed schedule for the 3.0 cycle and we discussed the length of the beta/rc phases and were in general agreement.
We then discussed the timing of the dev chats to better take into account the time zones of all the core committers and decided to move the chats 30 minutes earlier (to 20:30 UTC) as a compromise between the two different extremes. We also agreed to try to post the meeting agendas the day before the meetings to give people more warning about the content.
Ryan updated us on the status of the merge from WPMU and it current looks like the first merge of all the code will complete towards the beginning of next
Matt updated us on the work on the new theme. Both he and MT like Kirby but it is not a 1:1 fit for what they are looking for but it will probably give some inspiration. Current features considered include: Custom headers (including post/page specific ones), Custom backgrounds, css drop down menus.
Scribu updated us on the work being done on a new Menu Management UI – http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11817
Ryan then updated us on the status of custom post types. The work is getting close to the first pass being complete and a lot of the admin logic being merged.
We had a quick update on the status of the trail core plugins and also on the status of core plugin infrastructure and the plans for what could be available in the future to improve things.