WordPress Dev Chat For 3-11-10

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The UI group is tackling a few design things while Jane is performing some testing at South By South West. After the testing is completed, all lingering UI will be done for WordPress 3.0. Ryan Boren stated that themes needed to be finished in the GUI, land the big menu patch and tidy off custom background and header stuff. The UI group will soon have comps on the background/header stuff. Ptah Dunbar has been doing a good job tackling the menu items and they are almost there.

Mark Jaquith will try to sneak in additional post thumbnail support for WordPress 3.0.

Tickets That Were Discussed In Depth
The next part of the meeting focused on specific tickets that were brought up for discussion. I’m just going to link to the tickets and let you read the log file for in depth discussion on these items.

wpmuguru: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/12357 high, blocker, 3.0, nacin->nbachiyski, new, Strings we need to hard code and WP_I18N prefix

miqrogroove: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9591 high, normal, 3.0, Denis-de-Bernardy->ryan, reopened, sanitize_title_with_dashes() and remove_accents() improvements for i18n permalinks

westi: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4739 high, major, future, einare->westi, closed, Some icelandic/Norwegian/Danish letters do not work in page slugs

miqrogroove: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10041 high, normal, 3.0, miau_jp->Unassigned, reopened, like_escape() should escape backslashes too

miqrogroove: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10607 normal, normal, 3.0, UnderWordPressure->westi, reopened, return variable $new_array in wp-includes/wp-db.php is not initialized

miqrogroove: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11711 normal, normal, 3.0, miqrogroove->ryan, new, tag_id Doesn’t Work in WP_Query

miqrogroove: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11845 normal, normal, 3.0, miqrogroove->Unassigned, new, mod_rewrite Should Not Be Used to Check Existence of index.php

miqrogroove: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/12136 normal, normal, 3.0, nacin->wpmuguru, reopened, Improve MS rewrite rules

nacin: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/12416 high, blocker, 3.0, Denis-de-Bernardy->ryan, new, “*_option(), *_transient() and *_meta() functions should all expect unslashed data.”

I also asked about the email that will be sent out to plugin authors in order to get a heads up on the changes which may effect compatibility. The email will be sent out before the release of WordPress 3.0 but the text of that email will also be announced on the WordPress developer blog.

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

How To Participate:

If you want to suggest a development oriented 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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