Core Group Update for November 23, 2013

On the 3.8 Release:

  • 3.8 Beta 1 was released Wednesday night. Please test it up with your plugins and themes!
  • The rush to fix JavaScript errors with the decided-on standards for JSHint is going well, with only one file remaining.
  • The decision was made to not go with the previous patches with drivers for MySQLi for now, but there is effort (#21663) to integrate MySQLi into the existing wpdb class for use on PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. 5.5 only (at least for now).
  • Experimental rssjs support landed.

On 3.9+:

  • It’s time to recruit if you’re looking to work on a pluginPlugin 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party-for-coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. for 3.9+. These have started, but there’s still time to propose. Feel free to join the next dev chat if you missed your chance, or ask in #wordpress-dev in IRC, so that if there’s interest, an official proposal on make/core can happen.

If you have anything to add, or there are questions on the above, please comment below!