The now never-ending WordPress mill

WordPress

From the dev lists:

The target release date for WordPress 2.2 is less than a month away, April 23rd.

Phew. Patch and relax. Update and relax. Patch and relax.

When Matt and the others from Automattic said they’d be stepping up the frequency of updates – I didn’t expect this 🙂

It’s good though. Lots of new features promised for 2.2 and especially 2.3/2.4 and beyond.

WordPress 2.1 beta 1

Hot on the heels of WordPress 2.0.6 release candidate – is WordPress 2.1 beta 1.

I tried the alpha from subversion on this blog a while ago; it looked promising. Now we are at beta 1.

You can get the beta from here; knowing the test and release team – it will be live in weeks.

WordPress 2.0.6 RC2

Update time again – this time for another security issue.

Here’s the mail from wp-testers:

http://wordpress.org/beta/wordpress-2.0.6-RC2.zip
http://wordpress.org/beta/wordpress-2.0.6-RC2.tar.gz

RC2 addresses the following vulnerability.

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2006/Dec/0463.html

We also changed how we escape HTML attributes. Escaping is done with a new
attribute_escape() function.

http://trac.wordpress.org/changeset/4656

This touched a lot of files so we need to do some broad testing to make sure we didn’t fat finger anything.

Should be GA soon; advisable to upgrade.

WordCamp

So I’m in San Francisco at the WordPress Community geek-fest that is WordCamp.

It’s kinda interesting – the usual [x]camp format; the usual 80/20 mix of hackers and non-hackers; the lack of power outlets…


Power!

There are a lot of people here who are using WordPress and want more – there is certainly a wave of demand that could see the whole community become a lot stronger.

Spent time in a session this morning on ‘Helping out WordPress’ – the number 1 request is ‘help with support’. I’ll get with a few people and see what can really be done.

After working with Ximian for three years – I’m really wary of reliance on the community; I know it’s active; but without clout nothing moves.

Oh – and I gave out a stack of openSUSE 10.1 DVDs – as well as the link to the running WordPress on openSUSE article that I threw together. I was branded a dreadful person from corporate land for that. The folks at WordCamp who got the openSUSE DVDs were happy though.