Hi everybody! Some of you may know me from various patches or WP-related endeavours: I’m Ryan McCue, developer of the SimplePie library used in core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., along with a HTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. library called Requests, and long-time core hacker. I’ve been working with WordPress for quite a while now, both on open source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. and professional work with clients. What you may not know is that I’m also studying Electrical Engineering and Maths at UQ in Australia, and I’m here to give you a heads up on my Summer of Code project over the coming months.
I’m planning on following a release strategy similar to MP6, with a weekly release along with the updates included in the release. At the moment, I’m working on completing the basic reading and writing of post data having just completed the major design documents, and I’m hoping to get the first weekly release out next week. I have a more detailed timeline which you can check out in my announcement post on my blog (versus network, site).
(You’ll notice I’m currently about a week behind on my schedule, which I suspected may happen, as I’m in the midst of my final exams here. I’ve allocated an extra week just before the midsemester review for catching up if I don’t do so before then.)
As it is, the plugin is in a usable format, and you can grab it from either GitHub or Subversion. I’d also recommend checking out the GSOC Trac issues if you’d like to keep track of the status. I’d love to have your feedback (especially on the design documents) as I move forward.
Cheers, and I look forward to working with you all in the coming months!