[wp-hackers] Is WordPress Development Slowing Down?

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Mon May 15 08:36:52 GMT 2006

To  clarify in advance, this is a benign case of curiosity; not a rant.  I
have  been  meaning to ask this for a couple of month, but was too shy  to
say anything. Figures seem to indicate that, based on the (admittedly poor
indicator  which is) number of commits, WordPress changes less and less as
time  goes on. A decline from half a dozen commits per day to just 1 or  2
is noticeable.

With  all due disretion, I am not suggesting that there is something wrong
with  a  slower  pace  of  development,  but  is  there  perhaps  lack  of
inspiration?  The "good enough" syndrome is quite detrimental. I would  be
sad  to think that WordPress has become more static than it used to be, if
not  dormant (security/bug fixes cycle?). Sometimes I can't help but  feel
as  though attention and rigour have been shifted to wordpress.com and its
extension, figure-wise.

Could  it be time to radically extend and make WordPress an out-of-the-box
CMS?  Or maybe produce a separate, standalone package (a derivative)? Many
people  seek CMS software. They love WordPress for many reasons, but  they
eventually settle for something like Drupal. In newsgroups, I find it hard
to  convince people to use WordPress as a CMS. With the number of bloggers
exceeding  100 million quite soon, I suppose my point of contension  might
be void.

Sorry to be such a pain in the ass. I hope this doesn't upset anyone.

Best wishes,


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