The Near Release

Posted August 16, 2003 by Matt Mullenweg. Filed under Development.

There was a good bit of progress today, as Michel, Dougal, and I hammered out some bugs on IRC (#wordpress on freenode. Dougal caught a bug in the upgrade script, I tweaked some links code to make it more consistent with the date handling elseware in the application, and I worked on the style a bit. There was a table used in part of the administration interface that is now gone, replace by floating divs. (So you can blog underwater.) This has the added bonus of being extra friendly to lower resolutions and non-CSS capable user agents. Tweaking to the admin CSS will continue, but I’d really love to see some submissions from the community as well.

Most exciting, Alex checked in his cursor-aware quicktag code today. It’s sweet! Imagine being able to double-click a word anywhere, press alt+b and have it surrounded by <strong> tags. I spent quite a bit of time with his code, optimizing the buttons, the markup and CSS, adding access keys, and generally polishing. This is a great new feature and Alex deserves some applause for it. Did I mention it was cross-browser?

Anyway, all of this was with the intention of getting a beta out today. However, I’d like to stamp out this one last bug in convert_char before the first beta. I know it’s been too long since the last release and we’re working to rectify the situation as soon as possible. Comments welcome. 🙂

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  1. sounds really good so far, i’m looking forward to seeing it! even better, i just checked cvs and found this:

    “added abspath to b2comments.php include, to facilitate running wp from a subdirectory”

    ahhh, good! exactly the feature i was planning on asking about. now maybe i’ll seriously consider switching from b2 to wordpress. you’ve made my day!

    Comment from valentine on August 16, 2003

  2. “So you can blog underwater.” … I don’t get it… Is WordPress watertight or what?


    Looking forward to the new version! (Do links have comments yet?)

    Comment from Michael on August 16, 2003

  3. Cross-browser as far as Mozilla/IE – but it doesn’t work on Safari (not sure about other KHTML browsers). If someone knows how to get cursor position in Safari/KHTML, let me know.

    Comment from alex on August 17, 2003

  4. Progress looks like it’s coming on great! I can’t wait for the release! Well done everyone!

    Comment from Totally on August 18, 2003

  5. I can’t wait! When will private entries (including RSS) be available?

    Comment from Southern Gal on August 20, 2003

  6. How’s the progress? And will there indeed be comments for links?

    Comment from Michael on August 21, 2003

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