Sneaking this in just before WordCamp US, if you’ve seen the redesign of this make site, then you may have seen the link to the handbook.
This is a rough draft – it’s not perfect and it doesn’t cover all contingencies. However, yes, that is indeed our handbook. It’s built to the new directory, which we’re not fully using yet, and it has some information that may surprise you. For example, did you know we could see every IP address you’ve ever used to submit a plugin?
On Contributor Day, I’ll be asking victims– volunteers to help with it, to explain things more clearly, and to make this something that can be used to (eventually) include more reviewers.
Speaking of, before you ask for the status, here it is: Not yet.
Once the new directory is live, and once the existing reviewers have worked out the best flow, then we will bring in some existing developers to join us. But it’s not going to suddenly be a flood gate. We’re trying to avoid hitting a backlog as bad as the theme team has, and I’ve been closely watching how they handle reviews and trying to see what we can do to navigate that kind of a delay. Obviously ‘more reviewers!’ isn’t the only answer, and right now I feel that the right fix for plugins is a more streamlined system. I have a plan. I’m sure it won’t last the first day against the enemy (i.e. plugins).
See you all soon at WordCamp US!