[wp-hackers] 2.1 Ongoing Work

Charles lists06 at wiltgen.net
Sat Oct 21 18:37:09 GMT 2006

>> Do you have a single legitimate reason for wanting to keep such
>> crucial core functionality out of the core?
> Perhaps you'd like to try, but I have yet to see the case made
> in any reasonable fashion that widgets are a "crucial core
> functionality."

See the note from Mark previously in the thread.  If widgets are a gimmick
rather than something that should be an intrinsic feature of the platform,
then you're right, and there's no reason for them to be in core.

This purist obsession with "keeping things out of the core" will eventually
start to hurt rather than help WP.  To most users, WP development appears to
have been in a stall for the last year, and even 2.0 had very few
user-oriented features (besides WYSIWYG editing, which most on this list
seem to detest).

Where is the vision?

-- Charles

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