WordPress Dev Chat For 2-18-10

wordpresslogoWoo Nav Menu Update
Jeff Ikus who is the man responsible for the Woo Navigation menu system gave an update on his progress of integrating it into core. The menu stuff is ticket 11817. Jeff has stripped down the menu system to remove the Woo branding and has reworked it for the core and in its current form, is working just fine. The area of discussion however is that it adds MySQL Tables to the database. Right now, the idea is to try and eliminate the need for tables with perhaps using a custom post type. A few contributors will work with Jeff under Ryan Boren to accomplish this.

Schedule Update
WordPress 3.0 is currently behind schedule. The proposed release date of late April is now bumped by 2 weeks giving the release time frame somewhere around WordCamp San Francisco on May 1st. This gives more time to hammer out the menu navigation system and some Multi Site things.

The Planet Feed
This topic was not covered because it’s not tied to the core development of the software. Instead, it will be moved to the forum for discussion. This has also prompted Westi to write a 3 to 5 liner on what the developer chat is supposed to be used for with instructions on which other venues should be used for other topics of discussion.

Core Plugins
Progress on core plugins has been very slow. Since Andrew Ozz has been out, nothing has been done with PodPress, one of the three plugins slated to be part of the experiment. Each core plugin will have their own mailing list if you want to keep tabs on them.

Trac Gardening
Nacin has been doing a great job in Trac and gave everyone a status report. There are some other things happening regarding tickets and such that you can read more about in the log file.

To read the log file for this meeting, click here and scroll up.

How To Participate:

If you want to suggest a topic to be discussed at the next meeting, you can by visiting the WordPress development updates blog. If you would like to participate in the chat next week, install IRC or an IRC compatible client and connect to the following IRC server.

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