[wp-hackers] Simplicity in 2.next

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Wed Feb 8 19:51:34 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 14:10 +0000, David House wrote:
> On 08/02/06, Ryan Duff <ryan at ryanduff.net> wrote:
> > Advance notifications would be nice. Oh wait, I guess your logic is most
> > plugin authors don't follow the hackers list, therefore, why make an
> > announcement or have a public beta so they can fix things.
> We could have a mailing list for plugin authors to subscribe to that
> only posted preview release announcements. Or, we could put it on the
> devblog with a big disclaimer: 'do not actually install, for plugin
> authors only'.

We do need to do better with release planning, but the beta and RC cycle
for 2.0 was months long and several announcements were made.  The RC
was announced on the dev blog.  Several announcements were made to the
testers list.  The weekly IRC meetup discussed the releases.

For 2.1, we need to try to nail down a release schedule.  The schedule
can always be changed if needed, but having even a moving target is


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