Hope you guys all had a wonderful holiday. We took some much needed time off. Onward to the good stuff!
Now that WordPress 2.9 is out the door, the dev team (Donncha, plus the regular WordPress team) can start working on 3.0, where the merge of wpmu will be rolled in. In case you missed it, Jane has called for suggestions of anything else you would like to see, and set up a forum thread for anyone to participate in.
There are also the weekly dev chats, except the next one has a bit of holiday break. If you want to have a say, or just read along in the chat, tune in to the IRC channel on January 7th. It’s at irc.freenode.net in the #wordpress-dev channel, Thursdays @ 21:00 UTC. Likely, Jeffro at WPTavern will recap it as well – he’s pretty good at that. Since the release cycle is now being aimed at 3 times a year, it looks likely a release in March for 3.0 (tip here). And if you really want to see what’s happening code-wise, of course pay attention to both tracs. (WordPress & MU) At some not-yet-determined point, they will merge the MU one right into core.
If you have any questions or concerns about the merge itself, it would be best to follow the WordPress dev blog, the developer chats, and the twitter accounts of janeforshort and me, since we’re both interested in passing on the news to all.
And? Andy checked in single WordPress support into the Buddypress trac. Still needs testing, so have at it.