Team Update: Gardening

“Focused” on security, performance, and cache improvements with particular attention to i18n, rewrite, and query. We’re writing lots of unit tests as we go.

  • Worked with the lang pack team on splitting up the pot files and loading only the necessary strings for frontend, admin, and network admin page loads. This greatly reduces the number of strings loaded for front page loads, yielding better performance. #19852
  • duck_ is improving rewrite. This includes adding API, unit tests, and phpdoc and speeding up performance. #19897 #19871 #16092 #19876 #19875 #19636 and others
  • scribu is looking at WP_Query performance #18536
  • Hunting down cache bugs such as #19690
  • Security hardening such as #19797
  • Improved cron locking: fewer race conditions, better performance on busy sites #19700
  • Various cleanup, refactoring, warning removal. #16302 r19684 #19249 #15327 #19552 #12307
  • General gardening. Mining trac for gold, clearing old tickets that are already fixed or have become irrelevant, triage, etc.