[wp-hackers] Future of wp-hackers
m at mullenweg.com
Wed Sep 26 08:35:56 GMT 2007
Austin Matzko wrote:
> I realized a while ago that many of the most important discussions
> about the future of WP were happening elsewhere, because fairly
> important changes would show up in trac without any prior wp-hackers
> discussion (with the major exception of the new terms taxonomy).
What's the cause and what's the effect?
I would say most serious movement happens in the bug tracker. That's not
a bad thing, in fact it's great, and it became more pronounced after
wp-hackers jumped the shark.
Trac is not best for discussion though -- there's no threading, it
doesn't scale well (numbers wise), and it suffers from *some* of the
same problems as wp-hackers, though not nearly as pronounced.
August and July were busy months on Trac, particularly August.
Still, if you look at the posts by devs to wp-hackers in July and
August, the slow months, they propose serious topics or answer highly
> could be wrong, but I don't believe there was any hackers discussion
> about jQuery, PHPMailer, and canonical url redirection, for example,
> prior to their appearing in trac.
(also http://photomatt.net/2006/12/28/critical-prototype/ )
What would you have liked to have seen discussed on wp-hackers, and what
would you have contributed?
> And a few weeks ago, I learned from
> an aside somewhere on trac that Happy Cog is redesigning the admin.
This was also mentioned in at least two presentations at WordCamp,
including the keynote, and I posted screenshots from one of their
markups in June, which got a single response:
Perhaps the misunderstanding is that you can contribute to WordPress
development by posting to wp-hackers but not following the WP codebase
(wp-svn), bugs and enhancements (trac), or any of the major news around
the project (planet, WordCamp). It may be possible for one-offs, but not
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