New version of Akismet plugin released 2.5.6 blog…

New version of Akismet plugin released – 2.5.6:

  • blog post:
  • diff from 2.5.5 to 2.5.6:

summary from the change log:

  • Prevent retry scheduling problems on sites where wp_cron is misbehaving
  • Preload mshot previews
  • Modernize the widget code
  • Fix a bug where comments were not held for moderation during an error condition
  • Improve the UX and display when comments are temporarily held due to an error
  • Make the Check For Spam button force a retry when comments are held due to an error
  • Handle errors caused by an invalid key
  • Don’t retry comments that are too old
  • Improve error messages when verifying an API key

I’ll file a ticket to request updating to the 2.5.6 tag.


Team Update Bugs RPC Unfortunately nothing happened for…

Team Update: Bugs-RPC

Unfortunately nothing happened for us this cycle. Since I will be out for awhile starting in a few days it has been proposed that the two XML-RPC teams be merged together.


Team Update Bugs RPC Our first cycle closed…

Team Update: Bugs-RPC

Our first cycle closed on Friday. Only three of the original tickets on our list have been committed so far, with others at various steps closer to commit readiness.

The plan for our second cycle is to continue wrap on our original ticket list. If that completes with time left over we’ll begin adding more test code to @westi‘s new RPC test code.

#bugs-rpc, #team-update

Team Update Bugs RPC Realized this morning that…

Team Update: Bugs-RPC

Realized this morning that we totally missed our Friday update, so I’m posting it now.

Went over every ticket on our list for this cycle. All but two (and possibly a third) look commit ready. We’ll have a core dev give those a quick look. If that all passes then I’ll plan on committing them. Beyond that we’ll look at other two or three that need a bit more feedback and try to get them commit ready and in this cycle.

#bugs-rpc, #team-update

Team Update Bugs RPC We’ve set our outline…

Team Update:Bugs-RPC

We’ve set our outline for this cycle

Blog post on: Friday (this counts for an update on Friday!)

Current cycle description: The Max Cutler Hunt
Max took the time to go through xml-rpc related tickets and post details about them. Eric and I will be going through his bugfix category of tickets this cycle.

Most of these tickets have already had some review and are likely ready to go. A few may need a bit more polish before they are commit ready.

Relevant Tickets: #19027 #18126 #18683 #13917 #10933 #17132 #17109 #17981

Current cycle start: 1/27

Current cycle end: 2/9

Previous cycles: N/A

Office Hours: 14:30-15:30 UTC (6:30a-7:30a PST) on Tuesdays and Thursdays

#bugs-rpc, #team-update

New version of Akismet plugin was released 2.5.5…

New version of Akismet plugin was released: 2.5.5

Diff of 2.5.4 to 2.5.5

Two items:

  • Nonce checks for removing comment author URL
  • Link to configuration page fixes


New version of Akismet plugin was released yesterday…

New version of Akismet plugin was released yesterday: 2.5.4.

Here is the diff between version 2.5.3 and 2.5.4.


FYI in regards to Akismet as a subversion…

FYI in regards to Akismet as a subversion external.

Older versions of WordPress used Akismet -trunk as an external. So for active Akismet plugin development we created a -dev directory, to avoid any accidental breakage.

Current versions of WordPress use a release tag of the Akismet plugin as an external. With that change there isn’t much point in having a -dev for the Akismet WP plugin. This is a heads up for anyone still using Akismet -trunk as an external that it will be used for current development work again. If you don’t want to get those changes you should switch your external to the current release tag (2.5.3):

I don’t think there are many folks left using Akismet -trunk as an external, but I still wanted to update people on the situation.


Some low hanging XML RPC items for WP…

Some low hanging XML-RPC items for WP 3.2:


Given the short time line for getting 3.2 into beta I picked conservative items.


FYI – Akismet WordPress plugin 2.5.2 was…

FYI – Akismet WordPress plugin 2.5.2 was released today – announcement.

diff from 2.5.1 to 2.5.2

This release was mostly to refine a few issues that had been observed in 2.5.1.