This Is Not a Feature List

The below notes are a discussion point of reference for today’s chat. This is NOT a feature list AT ALL. This means you, wpcandy and wptavern! :) Seriously, these are just notes so we talk about stuff, not features we are building.
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“The ‘Customize Your Site’ Release (a.k.a. the one that helps you make things look the way you want them to look)

Features: a ‘configure and activate’ wizard (Code Name: Gandalf), new default theme, individual improvements within Appearance and/or that show up on the front end

Core Team: Ryan Mark Westi Ozz Nacin Dion Koop Cave

54 possible volunteers”
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Feature Possibilities:

Twenty Twelve theme – Matt, Lance

Framework for configure and activate (theme + associated custom header, background, menus, widgets) – Koop, Ocean

  • live preview of theme changes
  • activate without configure
  • drag and drop sidebars/widget areas from old theme to new theme
  • configure a new theme, with preview, and then push that theme live
  • easier static front page process

Better multisite support – Mark, Pete

  • improve UI
  • network enable v activate (parity with plugins)
  • subdirectory installs
  • get rid of ms-files.php (performance win)
  • autocomplete usernames or site names for network admin – Drew, japheth

Language Packs (can we find some language that makes this more understandable to the average user?) – Nacin, Dion, Sergey

Project: PinkPonyPress

  • MVC
  • Database abstraction
  • Smarty templating

Better theme finding – Helen, Mike S

  • infinite scroll on themes screen
  • multiple screenshots per theme

Better widgets – unassigned

  • widget area locations
  • widget preview, explicit save
  • clean up widgets screen, make it more streamlined

Better headers – Aaron and sabreuse

  • variable height
  • choose from media library

Better backgrounds

  • choose from media library

Settings

  • title tag as a setting instead of owned by theme – Cave, Boren
  • meta description tag in general settings – Cave, Boren

Media

  • links in captions azaozz
  • imgmagick color profiles?
  • gallery wysiwyg if someone works on it

Editor

  • TMCE improvements – azaozz, stas

Mobile

  • Work well in iPad/Fire (responsive CSS) Azaozz, georgestephanis
  • XML-RPC Westi, Max Cutler, Marko (API focus)
  • XML-RPC Joseph, Eric Mann (Bugs/features focus)

Master Gardening – Ryan, Jon Cave