[wp-hackers] GSOC Ideas

Dan Larkin nitephire at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 06:54:19 GMT 2008

I think given the fact that the number one most requested feature on the
ideas page is an automated upgrade process, it may be a good idea to
integrate this into the core.  I believe there's at least one plug-in that
already accomplishes this, but it seems like a lot of the people who would
be using the feature in the first place [either less than fully comfortable
with uploading/changing files or just lazy] wouldn't want to be installing
plugins anyway.  In any case, the core integration probably wouldn't be
enough to warrant a GSoC project by itself, so perhaps combining it with
another idea or few from the top of the list?  I'm just trying to figure out
how much work qualifies for a full GSoC proposal before I get around to
writing one or a few of them up...

:: Dan Larkin

On 3/3/08, Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com> wrote:
> There's an excellent source of ideas that would matter to regular users:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/
> Also I think all proposals should decide up front whether their success
> will be measured as a plugin in the plugin directory or as a core patch.
> If it's the latter, it needs to be vetted as something we'd actually
> accept and should follow our commit early and often philosophy.
> Preferably the first version should be in after the first half of the
> timeline, and the second half should be making improvements, testing,
> and bug fixing.
> One more thing I haven't seen anyone bring up yet - improvements to
> wordpress.org.
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