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 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process./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 coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. 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 –

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 adminadmin (and super admin) logic being merged.

We had a quick update on the status of the trail core plugins and also on the status of core pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party infrastructure and the plans for what could be available in the future to improve things.