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WordPress for Web Developers: An Introduction for Web Professionals by Stephanie Leary

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APPENDIX B

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Community Resources

Development Philosophy

The core developers set the feature agenda for major releases based on Trac tickets, known problems, and user surveys. Planning for the next version doesn’t begin until a week or two after a major release. The development schedule and weekly meeting agendas are kept on http://make.wordpress.org/core. The weekly developer meetings take place in the #wordpress-dev IRC channel on the Freenode network. Anyone can join in the meeting, but they must respect the agenda.

If a new feature can be handled by a plugin, the developers are less likely to consider it for inclusion in the core. Core is for ...

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