Advanced Taxonomy Queries – Mark Jaquith updated everyone on the status of his advanced taxonomy queries. Scribu has been working on cleaning up the functionality and that is done with the exception of bug fixing. Now the scope and the best syntax for it needs to be determined, what to support, etc. If the scope can be determined by next week, it should be good to go. The ticket for this functionality is #12891
Blessed Tickets – The following tickets have been blessed for WordPress 3.1
Internal Linking – Progress on the internal linking has stalled somewhat but TinyMCE integration is done, needs some work on the dialog’s UI. You can keep track of the developments of internal linking via ticket #11420.
Searching Installed Themes – Ryan Boren is working on this feature. Looks like the last thing that needs to be done is adding a feature filter.
Separate Network Dashboard – Not much movement, just awaiting some User Interface time.
Admin Bar – The base of the admin bar will most likely be built around the one developed by Andy Peatling for BuddyPress as it has a decent API already.
UX/UI Projects – John Nolan updated everyone on the status of the UI group and the projects they are working on which include: blue bar refresh, accessible skin, CSS refactor, and inconsistencies getting cleared up. You can keep tabs on their work via their development blog.
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