[wp-hackers] WP 3.1 admin bar

William P. Davis will.davis at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 21:46:18 UTC 2011

As someone who isn't close to Automattic but a fairly large user of WP, I can say I honestly haven't been shocked by any of the new features. I wouldn't say WP is being built to Automattic's needs - wp.com has had the bar for a while, and in fact I know wp.com goes far above and beyond the standard wp install. If you're a WP consultant, you do need to follow trac and test all of prereleases - that's you're responsibility. If you don't like a feature, bring it up in alpha, not in RC5. If you don't complain before feature freeze because you don't test before feature freeze that's not exactly the core team's problem. 

PS would like to reiterate that, while much of the core team works for Automattic, not all of them do. If you really set your mind to it, I'm sure you too could become part of the inner circle. 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Ross <cross at thisismyurl.com>
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Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:23:45 
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] WP 3.1 admin bar

Aaron, your email identifies part of the overall problem in the community.

From what I gather there are two groups of developers in WordPress these days. There are those who are close to Automattic and make decisions (Jane published a list of them) and those who are far enough outside the inner circle to not know about these features until it's too late.

I think both sides have a point. 

WP is a commercial product for Automattic so they need to do what they need to do. On the other hand, the core of WP is open source, some of the recent features might be a little too brand focussed for people who don't share an interest in Automattic.

If a develop doesn't like what the core team is doing, they're free to change it. I'm just glad we have the hooks to do it.


On 2011-02-17, at 4:47 PM, Aaron Jorbin wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 3:40 PM, Arlen Beiler <arlenbee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> And where is this famous 3.1 that has generated so much discussion? ;)
> It's being tested.  How about instead of rehashing old debates without any
> new information, we all svn up and test so that it can get out the door?
> http://aaron.jorb.in
> twitter: twitter.com/aaronjorbin
> __________________________________


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