The WordPress Weekly Developer Chat was held on Wednesday, and during it the final scope for version 3.3 was determined and published. While it shouldn’t be seen as exactly what we can expect out of the next version of WordPress (likely out sometime in November), it’s the declared goal for this release cycle.
You can visit the development blog post for details, but in short the next version should bring:
- Enhancements to the media uploader
- A special experience for new users (likely not Clippy)
- Responsive Dashboard for larger monitors and other devices
- Improvements to the admin bar
- Various internal performance improvements, including permalink structures and menus
- Improvements to the meta and settings API
- Inclusion of language packs (a GSOC project)
- Enhancements to automatic upgrades
That’s the end of the list of primary goals, though a few others made a short list of secondary items which are mostly slated for activity in version 3.4. There are still a number of ways to get involved, so don’t hesitate to visit the blog post and chime in.
One thing I’m curious about: are you seeing anything in this list that you’re particularly excited about? Did you hope that any of these issues would be tackled in 3.3, or sometime soon?
From the forum: