New workflow

Details: Media library browser, gallery workflow, insert/edit, image editor, cropping
Status: Browser, featured images, gallery workflow are in. Attachment/gallery inserting is in. Image editing and cropping needs some work.
Assigned to: Koop, needs people for testing and integration
Last Updated October 6

Image manipulation APIs

Details: Support ImageMagick alongside GD.
Status: Initial patch in trunk. Needs tweaks and improvements.
Assigned to: Marko Heijnen, Mike Schroeder, Japh, Kurt Payne
Last Updated October 6

Using standard post type UI for attachments

Ticket: #21391
Status: Initial patch in trunk. Needs tweaks and improvements.
Assigned to: Helen, ocean90, other help very welcome
Last Updated September 25

TinyMCE previews

Details: Previews of galleries and attachments (with potential for shortcodes and oEmbed).
Status: DONE. Might need some tweaks.
Assigned to: Ozz, Koop
Last Updated September 25

TinyMCE upload

Details: Drag-and-drop upload into the editor.
Status: Initial (rough) patch is up.
Priority: Low
Assigned to: Ozz
Last Updated: September 19

Plupload changes

Details: concurrent uploads (or upload next after crunch begins); multiple drop-zones
Priority: Low
Assigned to: No one… yet

(New) User Experience

New Color Picker

Details: Replace Farbtastic with something better. Decision was to adopt Matt Wiebe’s work
Status: In trunk. Needs user testing on HSL versus HSV
Assigned to: Matt Wiebe, Dave Martin
Ticket: #21206
Last Updated October 5

Page on front UI

Details: Improve the workflow/procedure for selecting a static front page
Status: In trunk.
Assigned to: Sergey Biryukov, Dave Martin, others
Ticket: #16379
Last Updated October 6

Removing UI Options

Details: Remove UI options for default_post_edit_rows (#21718), autoembed_urls and embed_size_w/h (#21719), blog_charset (#21507), enable_xmlrpc (#21509), enable_app (#21866), upload_path and upload_url_path (#21720); combine Privacy Settings with Reading Settings (#16416), and maybe siteurl (#10970)
Status: DONE. Except for siteurl, which is a bit more ambitious and may not happen.
Assigned to: Nacin
Last Updated September 25

Retina Spinners

Status: DONE
Assigned to: Dave Martin
Ticket: #21456

Welcome Screen Redux

Status: In trunk.
Assigned to: Dave Martin, George Stephanis, ryelle, sabreuse, others
Ticket: #21368
Last Updated September 26

Update button styles

Details: Update the button styles from pills to something more modern (mouse-nibbled corners)
Status: In trunk.
What is left: Bug fixes and style adjustments. Maybe wp_button() to replace the mess that is submit_button()
Ticket: #21598
Last Updated September 11

Screen Options/Help Redux

Details: Move Screen Options and Help into the toolbar.
Status: PUNTED. UI designs done. PHP mostly done. CSS for screen options in progress. Help still needs help.
Assigned to: Chelsea, Ryan Boren, Mel Choyce, ryelle, others (?)
Ticket: #21583


Visible :focus in admin screens

Status: In trunk.
What is left: Any style adjustments and bug fixes.
Assigned to: Dave Martin, Sergey, Graham Armfield
Ticket: #21324
Last Updated September 18

Add “Skip to” accessibility shortcuts

Status: In trunk.
What is left: UI/design review of the shortcuts; fix a bug in Chrome.
Ticket: #21471, #21310
Assigned to: Dave Martin, Andrew Ozz, Graham Armfield
Last Updated September 18

Customizer Accessibility

Details: Make the customizer accessible. Until this happens, we cannot disable redundant screens that have feature parity (like Headers, Backgrounds, etc.)
Status: Initial patch is ready for testing.
Assigned to: Dave Martin, Aaron Jorbin
Ticket: #21283
Last Updated September 18


HiDPI Admin

Status: DONE. Only thing left is double-check everything.
Assigned to: Helen, Ozz, Taylor
Tickets: #21019
Last Updated September 18

About screen

Details: Implement a API to serve screenshots from These can even be localized. Always serve 2x into img tags.
Status: Not Started
Timeline: Can be back-burnered until mid-October, when we start building the about page.
Assigned to: Otto
Ticket: #21805
Last Updated September 5, pre-chat

Theme screenshots

Details: Reduce items per page (infinite scroll will kick in) to speed up the page load. Adjust theme guidelines for authors to ship a 2x’d image.
Status: DONE. Guidelines will be in place for 3.5.
Ticket: #21388

Backgrounds, Headers, Featured Images, User Uploads

Status: PUNTED. Need to try this in a plugin first, and wait for media.
Ticket: #21455, #21389, #21038
Last Updated September 5 (post-chat)

Twenty Twelve

Status: Dealing with miscellaneous bugs.
Last Updated September 27

Removing Link Manager

Status: In trunk. Can be released as-is.
What is done:
Disabled by default for new installs.
What is left:

  1. Remove the bank of default links if that’s all the user has.
  2. Install the Link Manager plugin on upgrade.
  3. Move the admin code into a plugin.
  4. Move all of the code into a plugin.

Potential routes: Considering #1 for 3.5, maybe #2 as well. Considering #3 and #4 for 3.6 and/or 3.7. This places a priority on eliminating the UI debt prior to eliminating the technical debt.
Ticket: #21307
Last Updated September 5, pre-chat


Multisite in a subdirectory

Status: DONE
Assigned to: Jaquith, Nacin
Ticket: #19796

Remove ms-files

Status: DONE
Assigned to: Nacin
Ticket: #19235


XML-RPC Revision Management

Details: Adding ability to view and restore revisions
Assigned to: Max Cutler, Jorge Bernal, and mobile team
Status: DONE
Tickets: #21397

XML-RPC User Management

Details: wp.getUsers, wp.getUser, wp.getProfile, wp.editProfile
Assigned to: Max Cutler and mobile team
Status: In trunk. Changes might be needed for wp.getUsers.
Tickets: #18428
Last Updated September 20

Turn XML-RPC on by default

Details: Turn XML-RPC on by default; hide the UI option; add a filter
Assigned to: Nacin
Status: DONE
Ticket: #21509

Remove AtomPub from core

Details: Remove AtomPub from core; remove the UI option; make it a plugin
Assigned to: Nacin, Scott Taylor
Status: DONE. Plugin needs testing.
Ticket: #21866
Last Updated September 11