- jQuery 1.6.4 and jQuery UI 1.8.16,
- the WordPress Editor API,
- refactoring of Quicktags,
- a new multi-file uploader, and
- some native WordPress function updates.
The addition of jQuery 1.6.4 and jQuery UI 1.8.16 includes the full UI, widgets, effects and everything! This makes it easier for plugins to use UI components that aren’t included in core.
The updated Editor API is for TinyMCE and Quicktags. It outputs all parts of both of the editors in the same way as the Add/Edit Post screens. Plugins can use the WordPress editor anywhere.
The new multi-file uploader includes Plupload, the lovechild of the Google Summer of Code project. It adds stability and a plethora of features. It will also choose the best interface (HTML 5, Silverlight or Flash) for the browser you’re using.
There’s more info available on the official WordPress development blog. From the looks of it, there are some pretty good threads forming in the comments section as well.
Who already has plans for when this rolls out? Tell us what you think in the comments.
Oh yeah. Developers, you are dismissed.