[wp-hackers] Is WordPress Development Slowing Down?

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Mon May 15 16:39:14 GMT 2006

___/ On Mon 15 May 2006 12:21:50 BST, [ Robert Deaton ] wrote : \___

> On 5/15/06, Roy Schestowitz <r at schestowitz.com> wrote:
>> <snip /> A decline from half a dozen commits per day to just 1 or  2
>> is noticeable.
> I think this view is based on only the relatively small subset of time
> you have watched commits. Every few months, after a major stable
> release has been out a while and some of the larger features for the
> next release have been started, commits slowly trickle down. Following
> this period of slowness, usually comes a burst of activity directly
> prior to a release. After the release is a second burst of activity,
> fixing all the bugs in the prior release, and after that's taken care
> of, is one last burst of activity on the new branch with all the new
> features that have been enqueue during the test-release-fix cycles.
> Following that, we're where we are right now, in the lull between two
> releases.

I  appreciate your response, which was encouraging. As you rightly pointed
out,  I  have  been watching commits on a daily basis  _only  since  their
arrival_  as  mail digests. Trac likewise. I also did ponder these  points
which you alluded to.

Call  me  paranoid perhaps, but I dread see any project that I use (or  am
affiliated  with)  losing steam. It has happened several times before  and
the  cost  of  migrations,  time-wise, is high. I am  glad  to  hear  that
WordPress  does  not fall under this category, by any means.  (Bigger  and
better)^tm  things  always come in the way of the team, but I  think  it's
important  to  remember the origins of everything and the  community  that
very  much  depends  on the seminal word -- Wordpress in  this  particular

Best wishes,


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