Meeting Summary for April 15, 2010 Dev Chat

  • We’re behind on menus. Ptah was working on it but has been MIA for a week or so, so filosofo is going to take charge along with a couple of potential helpers. If it can be done by Monday, we’ll move forward with menus for 3.0. If not, we’ll make the bummer-but-sensible decision to pull menus from 3.0, put it in a 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 for now to reduce the pushback on 3.0 release date, and hope for an earlyish 3.1 release.
  • There are also a ton of bugs being reported with custom post types, multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site, etc. Even without menus, we’re not ready for RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta)., which means we would be pressing our luck to release on May 1. Consensus is that May 1 is more likely to be an RC with an announcement of wide release to come, but we’ll see. A few people who have been relatively inactive the last couple of weeks are planning to crank up the WP time in their lives now, so we’ll see if that helps us recover from being so far behind. If there is any chance of making the May 1 release date, that would be ideal.
  • We got 16 GSoC slots, and are currently deciding which students we’ll mentor.