Trac updates

Over the last month, I’ve been making a lot of improvements to TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub., which have been announced and documented on make/coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..

At this point, I’ve brought most of these improvements to most Tracs on The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization.

Core, meta, bbPress, BuddyPress, GlotPress, themes, and plugins now all use cookie authentication, SSLSSL Secure Socket Layer - Encryption from the server to the browser and back. Prevents prying eyes from seeing what you are sending between your browser and the server., and the refreshed design. bbPressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. 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 metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. 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 MySQLMySQL MySQL is a relational database management system. A database is a structured collection of data where content, configuration and other options are stored., which means the data is more accessible to the rest of, 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 deployedDeploy Launching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors. everywhere on the first run.