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A Year in Core: A Retrospective

Mike Schroder
September 27, 2015

A Year in Core: A Retrospective

Both a retrospective and look into the future: We’ll walk through the last year in WordPress core — what’s changed, how some of these changes have been received, and a peek into what’s likely for 4.4, due in early December.

Presented by Mike Schroder at WordCamp LA 2015

Mike Schroder

September 27, 2015
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  1. Year in Core:
    a retrospective
    WordCamp Los Angeles 2015
    Mike Schroder (DH-Shredder)
    WordPress Platform Lead at DreamHost
    @GetSource - http://www.getsource.net

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  2. Who Am I?
    • Mike Schroder, a.k.a DH-Shredder,

    a.k.a. @GetSource
    • Third Culture Kid, enjoy Coffee & Sailing
    • WordPress 3.9 Co-Lead and Core Contributor
    • Happy DreamHost Employee

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  3. Why a retrospective?

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  4. 2014/9/4 - 2015/9/4
    4 major releases
    7 minor releases

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  5. This is a quick pace.

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  6. WordPress 4.0 “Benny”
    September 4, 2014
    Lead by Helen Hou-Sandí.
    275 contributors.

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  7. WordPress 4.1 “Dinah”
    December 18, 2014
    Lead by John Blackbourn.
    283 contributors.

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  8. WordPress 4.2 “Powell”
    April 23, 2015
    Lead by Drew Jaynes.
    283 contributors.

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  9. WordPress 4.3 “Billie”
    August 18, 2015
    Lead by Konstantin Obenland.
    246 contributors.

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  10. No more comments on
    new Pages!

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  11. Okay. Let’s take a look
    at the FUTURE!

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  12. WordPress 4.4
    Early December, 2015
    Lead by Scott Taylor.

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  13. From here on out,
    nothing is confirmed.

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  14. Except this — as of last Wednesday,
    5 weeks and 727 commits.

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  15. REST API Step 1.

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  16. Comment Overhaul!

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  17. A year ago, there were
    16 committers.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Core_Team

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  18. Now, there are 24.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Core_Team

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  19. What are your most or least favorite
    changes during the past year?
    - getsource.net/year-in-core
    - make.wordpress.org/core

    Reviews: http://wclax.reviews

    Mike Schroder (DH-Shredder)
    WordPress Platform Lead at DreamHost
    @GetSource - http://www.getsource.net

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