[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #4777: Include Summer of Code's Podcasting Support With WordPress

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#4777: Include Summer of Code's Podcasting Support With WordPress
 Reporter:  cavemonkey50  |       Owner:  anonymous          
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  new                
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  2.3 (trunk)        
Component:  General       |     Version:  2.3                
 Severity:  normal        |    Keywords:  podcast, podcasting
 Based on the recommendation of few people, I am proposing my Summer of
 Code project be included with WordPress. For those of you unfamiliar with
 my project, I recently [http://cavemonkey50.com/2007/08/wordpress-
 podcasting-support-is-complete/ wrote a concluding write up on my site].
 The actual source code can be viewed at the [http://wordpress-
 soc-2007.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/cavemonkey50/WordPress' Summer of Code

 I feel podcasting is an addition worth distributing with WordPress due to
 the sheer number of WordPress podcasters. From my research during the
 summer, WordPress appears to be second in podcast blogging software next
 to Drupal. Having only basic enclosure support and no iTunes support
 currently is a major downside to running a podcast with WordPress. If
 WordPress would have some enhanced support for podcasts, it could easily
 become the go to choice for podcasters.

 If you looked over my work this summer, my number one goal with my project
 was to fit in with WordPress. My project takes advantage of WordPress
 2.3's new taxonomy system, thus requiring no extra database overhead. In
 addition to that, I designed the interface to fit in with current UI and
 be as minimalist as possible. Therefore, I feel my project could easily be
 distributed with WordPress.

 I understand this is a major suggestion, so I'm looking for feedback from
 everyone. Do you feel better podcasting support should be included with
 WordPress? If so, how should it be distributed?

 Personally, I feel this should be distributed as a plugin with WordPress
 since not everyone will take advantage of it. I know Matt mentioned at one
 point over the summer he would like to see this included in core. What do
 you think?

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