Summary of Dec 10th Dev Chat

  • 2.9 is getting close with about 30 tickets remaining.
    • The majority feel that the new default post is too verbose and blurs the line between content and documentation too much so we are going to remove it from this release and revisit the concept of better post-install user experience for 3.0
    • We are going to remove the Trash support from Media because it does not have a consistent experience and the moment. You can easily end up with images that have been Trashed still visible in the content of your site and there is no easy fix at the moment – we probably need to switch from direct image links in posts to using shortcodes and make other changes before this part of the Trash feature is rock solid.
  • Oembed discovery of unknown sites will be disabled by default and the admin ui option to turn this on will be removed and replace by filters/hooks to make it easy for a plugin to do if a user wants to opt for this unsafe option – we would rather they let us know of other sites that should be whitelisted by default as they are trusted.
  • Jane filled us in on the current status of the “Canonical” plugins name vote current numbers Core: 1130, 34% Official 818, 24% Canonical 563, 17% Validated 399, 12% Other 215, 6% Standard 175, 5% Premium 55 2% In the Other bucket, there were a lot of votes for certified, verified, recommended, approved and a bunch of others meaning generally the same thing. Also a couple suggesting we use “core extensions'” instead of core plugins. The general favourite among those present was also with the core name. We will wait until the poll has finished and then review the overall results.