[wp-hackers] Future of wp-hackers

spencerp spencerp1 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 04:57:07 GMT 2007

DD32 wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 12:35:46 +1000, Travis Snoozy <ai2097 at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
>> Terribly sorry, but I'm going to veer sharply off topic onto wp-testers.
>> On Tue, 25 Sep 2007 19:04:31 -0700, Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com>
>> wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> People talking past each other about PHP5 (AFTER a decision had been
>>> made) generates hundreds of posts, yet Alex's post about unit tests,
>>> which has the potential to have a real impact on the quality of WP in
>>> the future, thuds with nary a response.
>> <snip>
>> ... this rather irritates me, because it never showed up in
>> *wp-testers*. I asked about automated testing in May[1]. I spent
>> several months developing tests in my spare time with SimpleTest so
>> that I could finally automate testing on my plugin. This is exactly the
>> kind of post that would've spurred me to response, but I never -got-
>> it, because I wasn't subscribed to this list.
>> Why is there a list for testers if important stuff like this isn't
>> posted to it?
> I thought Testers was a list mainly for those who do not wish to follow core development work, but want to test the final components, I'm subscribed to both lists, and the only time wp-testers really has any great traffic is around releases where they're bring ing up problems thats appearing in the builds. The direction of the Core is never really discussed in that.

Exactly. Couldn't have said it better myself... =D Well, there are some 
times though that the "issues/problems" with (alphas, betas, and rc) 
versions are discussed on Hackers list too. However, it's not really THE 
LIST for doing that though...

Testers list = reporting issues/problems with (alphas, betas, and rc) 
versions. Discussing possible fixes for those issues/problems, including 
adding possible tickets on trac... Discussing possible theme and plugin 
issues on said (alpha, beta, rc) versions as well. So "we all" have an 
idea of what's going on, and how when things go wrong.

Hackers list = discussions geared for improving the core, discussing 
wordpress's future, discussing wordpress plugins, wordpress code (in 
general, or whatever) ... and discussing wordpress itself, because it's 
awesome like THAT.


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