[wp-hackers] WP Developer Edition

Aaron Brazell abrazell at b5media.com
Mon Apr 16 17:38:31 GMT 2007

My opinion is that WordPress should not be _supported_ as multiple  
version (exception being MU, WordPress.com [only form of virtual  
trunk that is supported] and WordPress.org). However, I think great  
things can come from forking and that is the beauty of GPL. I think  
forking WP is an extreme thing to do considering the fact that the  
weight and bulk of support is on the forker and that most  
enhancements would be given proper consideration even if the ultimate  
outcome is a WONTFIX or worse yet an OMYGODBBQBUTNO. Hooks are cheap.  
Plugins are not as cheap but can do just about anything that needs to  
be done without modifying core. But in the end, the rare occasions  
where a fork is deemed appropriate, good things can come to the  
forked version and even for WP proper.
Aaron Brazell
Technology Manager, b5media
"A Global New Media Company"

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On Apr 16, 2007, at 1:35 PM, Doug Stewart wrote:

> Words cannot express just how bad of an idea I think separate versions
> of WordPress is.  And before you start in on MU, recall that it is
> virtually the same codebase as trunk with multisite capabilities.
> As DrMike pointed out, plugins are the way to go. If you don't have
> the ability to do what you want with plugins due to lack of schema
> support or adequate hooks, submit a Trac ticket and get a discussion
> started.
> Or, go the way that UTW and countless other plugins have gone and
> create your own plugin table and merrily go about your business.

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