Over the last month, I’ve been making a lot of improvements to Trac, which have been announced and documented on make/core.
At this point, I’ve brought most of these improvements to most Tracs on WordPress.org.
Core, meta, bbPress, BuddyPress, GlotPress, themes, and plugins now all use W.org cookie authentication, SSL, and the refreshed design. bbPress and BuddyPress received their own skins. These Tracs also all gained image attachment previews, email address syncing, IRC cross-references (for #wordpress-meta, #buddypress-dev, #bbpress-dev, #glotpress, #wordpress-gsoc), and various bug fixes and tweaks. A few other improvements (like comments columns) require Trac report SQL updates, versus template or configuration changes. I’m happy to help the developers on other Tracs to help make their reporting better, something we’re also doing for core.
The meta repository now includes configuration files shared by various Tracs, to shine as much light as possible on everything. These files join MySQL schemas, patches to Trac, a number of template files, a lot of JS and CSS, and even a WordPress plugin.
Notifications are coming very soon to BuddyPress, bbPress, GlotPress, and meta. Probably in the next few days. Once a Trac is running the new notifications feature, that means it has been migrated to MySQL, which means the data is more accessible to the rest of W.org, as well.
I’m sure I’ll continue to make tweaks to Core Trac in the coming months, but as everything is now shared and well-organized, it won’t even need to “trickle down” — they’ll be deployed everywhere on the first run.