But i want to say one thing. It’s very, very important. I will not criticise the “production of next version”, but i will tell you the truth.
As far as i know : somebody says “the next realse will be on 15.7.20xx ” and the major improvements are …….
Afterwards, admin make a timetable and tickets starts to be doing.
So from this moment its a bad start to close tickets. Nobody should says when the next release will be published. It’s better to say : “we will close 250 tickets, doesn’t matter which one” (look in the trac, some tickets are should be closed in 2009 <<< something is wrong !) and only then realese a new version.
-We don't need a huge improvments, "but be with the time"( for example : HTML5,CSS3 etc., or just to maintain the hole WP, thought bugs etc. )
Also i must tell,
-that there isn't any marketing for devs.
Of course, some WP sites publish arcticles (for users only), but we have to make marketing also for the developers !!! Only they can help us to make WP better.
-We have less people working on it and everybody (matt, jenne) has to convience devs and just normally people to work on WP in trac. It should be prestige to work for WP, as the same for HTML5 in W3C.
So my recommendations are :
-complettly change the release plan (dev cycle). Start thinking hard on a change for pre-production of next WP.
-make a lot of marketing for devs, some bonus for them. NOT MONEY, but something which matt and jenne must made up. (some small gifts). Just make WP valuable to contribute
I really like WP and a huge thanks to nacin and other people who make it. But we have to change our habbits and start a new period of WP
John from Prague,
I edit the post from p2.