Where to Now?
by, 08-30-2009 at 05:24 PM (2451 Views)
Having finished up 0.5 Alpha this weekend, I feel as though the bulk of the work is behind me and now I can focus on the details, such as fixing bugs and making improvements here and there.
Two things I want to do for the core are fix the plugin upgrade issue posted here, and add an exclude option to the check_actions plugin function. That last one would enable theme designers to duplicate and move default plugin hooks to different locations, while specifying which plugins should be triggered. That means that if you wanted to move "Tags" next to a story's date, you could just copy the plugin hook there, add a "tags" parameter, and in the original hook you could exclude "tags" so it doesn't get called twice.
There are still some big features missing, but they really are *features* as opposed to essentials. For example, Hotaru doesn't have search, friends, messaging, profiles, user management, post management (though you can individually manage posts), related links, who voted?, and much more. Those are all on my list (especially search), but I'm hoping a couple of people will feel inspired enough to browse through the documentation and experiment with making their own plugins. Just imagine how quickly Hotaru would grow with three or four people working on plugins.
If you'd like to learn, I'm more than happy to walk you through plugin development, even if you're a PHP newbie!
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