The next six months in WordPress development are going to be pretty exciting considering the possible scope of 3.0, a new default theme and of course, the merge of WordPress MU into the codebase of WordPress. Anyone who has been keeping an eye on trac may have noticed that the merging process has already begun. They might have also noticed the addition of a new core commiter known as WPMUGuru who is Ron Rennick. Ron has a ton of experience working with WPMU under the hood so it’s only natural that he was brought on board to help with the merge.
If you’re looking to find out what the scope will be for WordPress 3.0 and are wondering about how the merging process will take place, I invite you to join the WordPress Developers chat being held today at 4PM EST. In fact, here is the detailed information regarding the chat. Note you’ll need an mIRC client in order to participate. There is a host of documents that explain how to configure IRC and connect to the appropriate channel. The meeting agenda is usually posted before the meeting on the WordPress Developments Prologue site.
- Thursdays @ 21:00 UTC
Also on the subject of the WordPress MU merge, I had the opportunity to interview the WPMU Gurus themselves, Ron and Andrea Rennick on WordPress Weekly. We talked about the merging process, compatibility for plugins and themes, the differences between WordPress and WordPressMU and much more.