Not Only WP 2.2 will be Delayed

You’ve probably read that Matt Mullenweg announced a delay to the WP 2.2 release, which was previously due in 4 days, on your Dashboard already, but it still is worth blogging. As I am creating my new theme—now at a rough estimate of 75% completion after five [half] days of work—I think it would be better to delay the release of AjaLapus.com 4.0 as well.

New features from WP 2.2, including core Widgets support, integrated tagging system[1] and Atom 1.0 standard syndication feeds, would most probably make me revise my theme a lot more since I am planning to use them anyway. And since I still haven’t tried using nightlies, nor do I have time and patience to install AMP again on either my Linux or Windows installations to test and develop on a nightly, it’d probably be best if I would wait the couple of weeks out for the new WordPress to be released.

So far, I have the following completion percentages for the templates of the upcoming theme before I delay working on it:

  • Header, Footer, and Single post templates and styles at 100%
  • Homepage, Quasi-static Pages, and Sidebar templates and styles at about 90%
  • Archives [including Tag, Date, Category and Search pages], 404 page, and Page-specific templates at 0%

And, btw, I’ve already consulted Shari and Lexie about the theme and they seem to like it so far. That was a relief since Shari immediately turned down the first one I’ve made. Well, not that it all depends on them—I really just like positive feedback.

For those who were browsing yesterday late at night and have been [403] Forbidden from viewing any page, that was most probably be me doing some tests. Ugh. I really need a local LAMP/WAMP installation.

And, about the issue of ad serving using Google AdSense, I decided to stick to HTML-compatible XHTML Strict since I’ve encountered a FAQ from Google stating that AdSense code within an <iframe> would lead to PSAs or less targeted ads [probably the same case an <object> tag would produce] even though that method was approved by Google.

So, there you have it—just lame updates. I’m getting busy at school since I’m taking up my Math 321 this summer vacation.[2] I still do hope I’d have more fun before the vacation ends.

Footnotes:

  1. ^ As Dougal Campbell pointed out, it was pushed to 2.3 milestone—I wasn’t reading the wp-hackers list as well.
  2. ^ If you can’t remember, it’s because of this little problem.

10 thoughts on “Not Only WP 2.2 will be Delayed

  1. That iFrame issue is really bothersome although I have to admit that it’s fun to watch the stats jump from here to there occasionally. I’m strongly contemplating on removing my ads as well– I just got the package for the search engine anyway. But every time I feel good about taking them out, there’s always a new 50/60-cent hit. And believe you me, I contemplate about this many times in one day.

    I guess that’s what I get for selling-out then…

  2. I was planning to do a new theme to support the in-built tagging system, but since the release has been delayed, might as well delay everything then.

    I like your themes, Aja. I’m just saying that maybe you should do one for me too para we could both be happy, hehe. ;)

    Turuan mo naman ako sa Google Adsense. Ahaaaay….

  3. [quote comment="13155"]I like your themes, Aja. I’m just saying that maybe you should do one for me too para we could both be happy, hehe. ;) [/quote]

    I don’t think I have the adequate skills and imagination to make other people themes that they like for themselves—my imagination is bordered a little bit selfishly for myself only. I still haven’t made my sister her own theme that was supposed to be given as a present for her birthday two years ago. LOL.

    [quote comment="13155"]Turuan mo naman ako sa Google Adsense. Ahaaaay….[/quote]

    What about it? I’m really not the expert about that but I’d still help. :)

  4. [quote comment="13158"]I don’t think I have the adequate skills and imagination to make other people themes that they like for themselves—my imagination is bordered a little bit selfishly for myself only.[/quote]

    For what its worth, I love your style, lololololololol!!! Everything about Google adsense. I don’t even know how to sign up. And I’m scared coz I might not receive even a cent if ever.

  5. Well, thanks. Hehe. Anyway, just go to the AdSense homepage and click on the Apply button or something! :P

  6. All that tech-talk is tons of fun. Haha! Enjoy your summer math class. That sounds like even more fun. Have a great summer, A.

  7. Enjoy … my … summer … math … class? I wish! Haha! The threats my freshman profs told us that we will be filling a white board or two with just one problem have already come true! T_T

  8. [quote comment="13252"]Enjoy … my … summer … math … class? I wish! Haha! The threats my freshman profs told us that we will be filling a white board or two with just one problem have already come true! T_T[/quote]

    That depends on the font size… xp

  9. I think people are really looking forward to the new release but at the same time matt is making some improvements is this a bad thing well if the improvements are going to be for the better then I think it’s worth the wait!

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