[wp-hackers] Simplicity in 2.next

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Wed Feb 8 07:47:08 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-02-07 at 23:42 -0800, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> Ryan Boren wrote:
> > After announcing, attentive plugin authors will have the opportunity to 
> > add compatibility to their plugins.  Plugins that are not fixed by the 
> > author after a certain time will be fixed by a gardener prior to release 
> > so that the user isn't left with broken bits.
> Or better yet, we have everyone's email (SSO with wordpress.org) so why 
> not just ping them directly and only make a change if they're MIA.
> It would also be great to have the XML-RPC api call that showed plugin 
> usage so we could have real stats on what plugin to prioritize.

Right.  The best situation is where we could get a patch upstreamed to
the original author.  But if they're unresponsive, we need to be able to
commit a fix that will allow people to upgrade.  Think linux distro


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