[wp-hackers] Commenting on new admin screens?

Daniel Jalkut jalkut at red-sweater.com
Thu Jan 17 05:25:19 GMT 2008

My feellng is if you actually care if somebody fixes it or not, report  
a bug.

Bug tracking systems make much better planning aids that group mailing  
list inboxes.


On Jan 16, 2008, at 11:16 PM, DD32 wrote:

> Since the comment bubble has been mentioned, In Opera (9.5 at  
> least), The comment count is half way between the end of the tab  
> sections and the right side of the screen.. (ie. position is  
> relitive to the comments tab rather than relitive to the left side  
> of the screen).
> On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 14:11:18 +1100, Matt <speedboxer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There's is a minor bug I see, but I don't think it warrents a Trac  
>> ticket,
>> so I'll just post it here.
>> In IE7 (not sure about others), the comment count is not centered  
>> in "the
>> bubble", but in FF it is...
>> On Jan 16, 2008 4:32 PM, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
>>> On Jan 16, 2008 2:28 PM, Jennifer Hodgdon <yahgrp at poplarware.com>  
>>> wrote:
>>>> I realize the new admin screens may still be in flux, but are we  
>>>> allowed
>>>> to file bugs on them yet, and/or comment on them? If so, do you  
>>>> want new
>>>> bugs filed, or is there a central bug in Trac that serves as a  
>>>> place to
>>>> comment on things? If not, when will it be OK to comment and file  
>>>> bugs?
>>>> I have a couple of comments on the new Post/Page Edit screen. For
>>>> instance, the new tag entry area needs to have the standard  
>>>> "display"
>>>> filters applied to displayed tag names -- displaying raw names  
>>>> from the
>>>> DB is not good for some plugin users, and it is done in both the  
>>>> pop-up
>>>> list and in the existing tags section below.
>>> Bugs like that are fine to file.  We just want to hold off on the
>>> "move this over here and make it rounded and darker blue" type  
>>> stuff.
>>>> Also, I'm concerned about the way the edit screen is now set up.  
>>>> Any
>>>> plugin that previously added a section to the edit screen, to  
>>>> look like
>>>> a regular screen section using the pre-2.5 scheme, will not  
>>>> conform to
>>>> the new scheme and will not have an open/close box any more.  I  
>>>> like the
>>>> new scheme - much easier to code than the previous scheme - but  
>>>> the fact
>>>> that it is changing is going to mean that plugins will either  
>>>> have to
>>>> check versions and output accordingly, or be very WP-version- 
>>>> specific.
>>>> This will be a major pain for plugin developers.
>>> I'd like to add some API in 2.5 to make doing this easier and more
>>> portable across versions.  Plugins can check for the presence of the
>>> new API funcs and fallback to their old ways if they're not there.
>>> The admin re-design will cause grief for some plugins.  We'll try to
>>> ease the transition, but we can't shackle ourselves.
>>>> And are there plans to put a Manage Tags section in, basically a  
>>>> clone
>>>> of Mangage Categories, but with Tags?
>>> It's not on anyone's schedule, that I know of.   Given the
>>> freewheeling nature of tags, adding a manager for them is not a
>>> priority for me.  Pulling this into core would require care  
>>> regarding
>>> scalability of the code and UI since it is common for people to  
>>> amass
>>> thousands of tags.  I'm cool with someone opening a ticket if they
>>> want to pitch the feature and do some work on it, but I can't say  
>>> that
>>> it will for certain make it into 2.5.
>>> Ryan
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