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How about a look at how the bbPress plugin is doing? Maybe some changes could go in that would accommodate this upcoming core plugin and vice versa?
If you put it to a poll, I would bet on bbPress to rank higher than any other feature you’ve got planned for 3.1, and maybe even 3.2 as well. Why then, does this project still seem more like a casual one-man hobbyist undertaking with no professional aspirations, when it is destined to have a significant impact on the entire WordPress ecosystem? With just a bit more resources allocated into community (re-)building and the like, bbPress would have had 10x more testers now.
I find your ranking of bbPress against other features rather dubious, but that’s besides the point. I discuss the plugin’s development with John regularly, and I follow the project activity rather closely. If they need something in core for bbPress, they know who and how to ask. But keep in mind they are still separate projects, and on this blog we are concentrating on developing the core software.
It’s not a one-man show. Or at least it doesn’t need to be. We don’t allocate contributors as if they are resources — contributors need to step up on their own.
I never said you treated contributors as resources, I was talking about community building. For instance making the entire WordPress community aware that bbPress is back in active development. I know I’m jumping the gun a little bit though, considering there’s not even an official alpha release out yet. It’s just that the lack of (visible) attention from other WordPress developers has kept me very uneasy. Glad to hear you are indeed keeping tabs on it, thanks for the insight.
I don’t see why we wouldn’t. We want users to be prepared for 3.2.
EDIT: Whoops, we can talk about that during the meeting. 🙂
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