[theme-reviewers] Twenty Ten: how long will it be supported?

Andrew Nacin wp at andrewnacin.com
Sat Nov 17 13:58:05 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 3:52 PM, esmi at quirm dot net <esmi at quirm.net>wrote:

> Just got this question on the support forums and I'm a bit stumped for any
> firm policy line on how long older default themes will be supported for.
> Anyone come across something on this subject?

The plan is to continue to maintain the default themes, from Twenty Ten on.

It's actually quite simple to do, so I don't expect this plan to change in
the foreseeable future. Once the default themes each hit 1.0, we don't
touch the code much anyway, as we want to avoid breaking child themes (even
with regards to styling). So we're mostly just working out bug fixes as
they get reported; and opting in to new core features as we go. Adding
support for newer core features is an obvious thing to do, because it
allows us to eat our own dog food. We can't expect someone else to update a
theme to use a new feature, especially in a backwards compatible way, if we
can't do it ourselves. But none of the themes are getting rewritten, or
anything like that.

Anyway, you can continue to file tickets under the "Bundled Theme"
component on Trac. This will be the case even after Twenty Ten becomes
"unbundled," which I think might be for 3.5. (From there, we'll continue
with a policy of always shipping two themes.)
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