As many have you have noticed, changeset r23416 (ticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #21767, Remove stripslashes from API An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. functions) has caused issues with quite a few plugins. (For more, read the detailed commit message.)
Yes, trunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. is very alpha right now. Yes, expect breakage.
These aren’t “bugs” in plugins per se. At least not yet. For now, plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party authors should be alerted to follow #21767.
We’re not jumping to revert things as @ryan and I want to take a wait-and-see approach on this. By going all-out initially, it provides us a lot of data to help us plot a modified course of action. We’re working to compile a list of grievances, so please, if something you were doing broke, please post specific code to #21767. We can then make adjustments to avoid major compatibility issues.
We strive to remain compatible from version to version, but sometimes it just requires dropping a commit bomb to see how certain changes will actually play out in the wild. Thanks for testing, and no need to panic. 🙂 We’ll clean this up before beta 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.. Bear with us, and help us out if you can!