Live blog of Apr 22nd 2010 dev chat

Menus – filosofo has a patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. ready which handles most of the remaining menu work including the non-javascriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. mode. Major remaining issues are some ajax improvements. Patch incoming, more news once filosofo has a chance to upload it.
Schedule – Work on testing 3.0 in large sites has been going well with a merge into of a 3.0 running on a subset of sites. Testing against a number of plugins and themes has also been done by VIPs.
We then got distracted by the kitteh –
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. 2 – We will aim for a Monday evening release of Beta2 once the menus patch has settled in for a couple of days and to give time for a patch sprint over the weekend
If you want to get involved is a good place to start – A fair few of these, which are all marked needs-patch, may just need testing / triage work.
WCSF code sprint – Monday and Tuesday at the Automattic Pier 38 space – sign up here
We had a discussion about the removal of the default/classic themes and whether or not we needed externals to keep them on sites run purely from a svn checkout on upgrade and we decided that it wasn’t necessary – so if you run a site purely from svn and want default/classic then please install them again after upgrade. See this ticket for more info –

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