[wp-hackers] State of WP

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Mon Apr 9 15:17:13 GMT 2007

Whatever WordPress may be, it *is* the most reliable and mature system with
a strong and 120% actively developed.

It's either WordPress or from scratch right now ATM IMHO.

Computer Guru
NeoSmart Technologies

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com [mailto:wp-hackers-
> bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Kevin McCann
> Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 6:10 PM
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: [wp-hackers] State of WP
> Hi,
> First, I apologize if this is not the right place to post this. Despite
> being new to WP I decided to join the hackers list because I thought it
> might best tell me what the state of WP is today. Indeed, I have seen
> some interesting discussions, including the current one regarding
> tables
> and query inefficiencies. I'd like to further get a sense of where WP
> is
> as far as matters of efficiency and maturity go.
> I need to either choose an open source blogging package, or start one
> from scratch, that will support  at least 100,000 sites, have a
> multi-site approach with one user base, have a flexible permissions
> system, be able to perform and scale. There are other requirements,
> some
> very specific, and I'm trying to figure out whether WP is something
> that
> can be built upon, or if it would be easier to just start something
> from
> the ground up. Here are some questions:
> - what are the most serious problems or limitations of WP today?
> - approximately how many people are involved in WP development?
> - is the project moving along smoothly? (is there consensus on what
> needs to be done)?
> - if I was to take an open source blogging software package and tweak
> it
> for my own needs (hopefully with modules rather than hacks), are there
> packages that are more suitable than WP, or is it pretty much the best
> choice to start with?
> Also, for the WPMU side of things:
> - each site would have its 8 uniquely-prefixed tables. Times that by
> 100,000 or possibly much more... anyone know if this'll be a problem
> for
> MySQL?
> - am I wrong in having the impression that many plug-ins don't work
> with
> WPMU? I tried Role Manager (I need to create new roles) but it doesn't
> work. The plug-in creator wrote on his website that "Role Manager
> wasn't
> designed for WPMU..." and didn't say much more than that. So, is the
> common feeling that WP is the focus and that WPMU is this other minor
> thing on the side? ie will many/most plug-ins simply not work with WPMU
> because there is little reason for plu-in developers to worry about
> that?
> Thanks in advance for any feedback. Feel free to send private replies
> to
> kmccann AT cruciverb.com if that would be more appropriate.
> - Kevin
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