Road to WordPress 3.1

WordPress 3.1 is finally here!

Of the new features that arrived today, a few of my favourites are:

  • Internal linking
  • Improved WXR import/export (well it had to be on my list)
  • Admin bar, just because of the awesome Debug Bar plugin

The following is a visualization of all the commits made to WordPress up until the release of 3.1:

The video was made using Gource on a checkout of the whole WordPress repository using the following commands.

`gource --log-command svn` > svn.log
gource --user-image-dir gravatars --disable-progress --stop-at-end --highlight-users -s 0.1 --date-format '%A, %e %B %Y' --output-ppm-stream - svn.log | ffmpeg -b 3000K -r 60 -f image2pipe -vcodec ppm -i - -vcodec libx264 -vpre medium wp-gource.mp4

Unfortunately the commits appear to lose sync with the date. There are only four commits in the log for 23 February 2011, but the video shows some from a few days before. However since it took so long to create the video the first time I was not going to try again!

Time to start work on 3.2!

This entry was posted on 23 February 2011.