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Ok, it happened... Lloyd convinced me to sign up as a Mentor for the WordPress application to the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2008.

For now it's only as a backup mentor because I don't know what work is going to do around the summer, but I'm still pretty excited.

The first post 2.3 IRC meetup just took place. It was a very constructive meeting in which we discussed a few of the things we want to accomplish for version 2.4.

A few of the proposed things that I like:

  • Implement the usage of $wpdb->prepare. (improves security)
  • Use jQuery for our AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript And XML) stuff
  • Admin interface redesign
  • Basic undo functionality
  • ...

A complete transcript of the meeting can be found here.

It's too early to really comment on any of the stuff, but I like the general direction.

It had to hapen sooner or later. I've been using WordPress for 1.5 years and have contributed to the source for about a year. I've made the occasional blogpost about it on my personal blog, but as that's a dutch blog and has a different target audience those posts wheren't really getting out.

Therefore I decided to start a new English blog dedicated to WordPress related stuff next to my personal blog. And as it's dedicated to WordPress development it will be running the bleeding edge version of WordPress (trunk), but with manual updates (svn up), because I'm crazy, not stupid ;)

For those of you still interested in those old (Dutch) posts about WordPress, look here: