[wp-hackers] Improving Plugin (and Theme) metadata

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Fri Jan 25 13:32:36 GMT 2008

I say, I think after Matt's announcement, we are going about it slightly 

I think we should fix the current localization issues with the current 
base, since both issues have patches which with a few slight 
modifications can fix the issues for 2.5. The current discussion can 
make it into 2.6, and by the time that happens, probably will have an 
awesome solution.

The patch for #3089, only needs to have all __() functions switched to 
translate(), so that it doesn't pollute the WordPress catalog. The 
current patch by Hodgdon works, except for that one issue. Once that fix 
is committed, it will remove that ticket from our minds for 2.5 and we 
can move on implementing a better way in 2.6.

The patch for #5651, only needs to be completed and should reduce the 
memory load on big single file plugins. Add in the fix for #3141, and 
you have the recipe for something that fixes three central issues, two 
with memory usage and one with localization of plugins. I think it would 
make 2.5 even better than it already is and will mean a lot to those 
that use the features.

However, since they have patches and have been partially tested, I think 
it would be better to get the fixes in to 2.5, where it won't make a lot 
of changes to the core and think about moving on for 2.6. I look forward 
to having the new proposal in  2.6 (hopefully it is implemented in 2.6). 
We really should be looking at 2.5 and what we can do for it on 
this/these issues.

Jacob Santos


Jacob Santos

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