January 18, 2011

Notes Blog ready for release, sort of

The new Notes Blog theme, detailed in this post, is now officially ready for release. It’s a first public version and as such it will probably contains some weird stuff you guys will have things to say about, but all in all I think it’s pretty solid. Rather, I know it is solid, it’s being used in serious projects already and have been running in closed beta for quite some time.

There’s really just one thing holding it off, and that’s the fact that Notes Blog requires WordPress 3.1, which is still in RC2 as I’m writing this. There will be an RC3 as far as I can tell from the core developer’s communiques, so the final release of version 3.1 (which I’m running here already, by the way) is probably a week or two away.

Frustrating.

I’ve been debating whether to upload the beta version anyway, but since I’d get a ton of “why did this break?” questions if I did, I’m holding off. You’ll have to wait, and so will I. Hopefully it’ll be worth it.

PS. This post is indeed a sign of things to come, and a shift in communication regarding the development behind the Notes themes. The idea is to keep more practical stuff, for users, on the Notes site, while I might blabber about decisions and other things here. I think it’ll make sense in the end.

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