[wp-hackers] Looking for a project

Mike Bijon mike at etchsoftware.com
Wed Oct 12 22:37:25 UTC 2011

I'm new to the WordPress project myself, but managed to squeeze a few
patches in before the 3.3 cutoff.

The WP Trac statuses seem to be managed by consensus, so patches may need
review before the status is updated. Also any tasks slated for the upcoming
release are typically assigned or at least actively managed by the core
team. So tasks listed as needing patches but having patches attached
sometimes are just waiting on those people to review them.

What's the timeline for your class project? If it's longer than a few weeks
you can pick a feature request task. If it's shorter then the timing of 3.3
hitting beta means many tasks to be included with this rev are near-done or
going to get punter to the next release. ...which means you'll need to
figure if your class just wants you to contribute, or if you actually need
to get code included in a release.

Another valid option is to write a plugin or theme for WP. These are all
tied to WP and thus GPLed too. They're also a part of the WordPress
ecosystem and essential to make the core successful. Plus, you can control
the timeline and size of these better than core tasks too. If your class
requires you to do something collaborative you could always start one of
these and then ask this hacker's list for someone with time to


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