[wp-hackers] Simplicity in 2.next

Denis de Bernardy denis at semiologic.com
Wed Feb 8 13:14:10 GMT 2006

> your plugins.  Most plugins are unmaintained, however.  Most plugin 
> authors do not follow the hackers list, and they wait until after a 
> release to update their plugins.  That's too late.

Mmm.... Plugin authors wait until after a release to update their plugins...
Now, let me see... A 3 day advance notice (before Christmas!) for WP 2. No
advance notice that I can think of for WordPress 2.0.1. Pardon, but I am
laughing out loud.

Giving a notice two weeks before WP updates occur will solve most of the
problems. Call it a 'public beta' stage, whatever you want. For plugins that
are actively maintained by their authors, this makes all the difference in
the world. For plugins who are abandonned, keeping them in a repository
makes this worse, since you end up maintaining a mess created by others.


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