There’s a very active discussion over at Make Core surrounding a proposal from Mark Jaquith to create a proper Git mirror. The issue? Forgetting to use the appropriate authors.txt file. So what is the solution? Proposed: That we re-run the git-svn import with a proper authors.txt file. Upsides – We’ll have a proper Git mirror with good and consistent author data, that we can, if desired, use for a future migration to Git. Commits will be properly attributed in GitHub. Downsides – This will break Git history. If you have a Git checkout of WordPress, either standalone or in a submodule, that’ll mean that you’ll have to rebase your master […]
Development on WordPress 3.6 has been picking up some speed as features have been getting locked in and conversations started about what the big release should have in it. As always, conversations will continue to expand and new features will definitely continue to evolve but here are some of the top conversations already begun:
Finally, a co-lead to Mark Jaquith has been found for the WordPress 3.6 release! Yippee! Aaron Campbell, partner and CTO of Range, is not a new-comer to WordPress and should provide an excellent source of support after having contributed for more than 5 years to core and related products. We’re excited to see them team up together and work their WordPress magic, as we know they will. Aaron shares a few thoughts on their blog on some of the current ideas being tossed about for the 3.6 release:
Mark Jaquith, the lead for 3.6, has shared that the regularly scheduled IRC meetings start tomorrow with a big scope and planning session @ 21:00 UTC. The theme? “Content Editing” which will get a number of you pretty psyched including me who would love to features that refine and really challenge the editorial process (workflows, revisions, user management, etc). Could be a doozy. Make sure you’re there if that floats your boat and start considering how much time you’d love to invest and help Mark out!
Jane Wells has finalized the counts and votes for Team Reps for each of the areas and it looks like we’ve got some final numbers and names for those that will be representing the WordPress community and development in 2013. We are still waiting on a few areas for commitment and finalization but we’ll update this list when those go through! Congrats to those that have been chosen and a big THANK YOU since your time and commitment to us and the greater WordPress community really matters a lot. And here they are:
WordPress 3.5 only dropped this month, but things are moving on quickly. We’re expecting to see 3.5.1 around January 2 to resolve the few issues that came up, and already we’re starting to talk about the development cycle for WordPress 3.6. Andrew Nacin was the lead for the 3.5 cycle, and now the reins pass back to Mark Jaquith for 3.6. Mark is also looking for applicants to step up as a backup lead for this cycle, should he be unavailable for any reason. Mark has said he’s planning for this release to focus on content editing, specifically relating to autosave, […]