|Denise (denise) wrote in dw_news,|
@ 2010-06-15 03:11 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||weekly announcements|
Ahem. Anyway. Let's talk about this week's news. (Meanwhile, hands up: how many people have gotten so addicted to the inline cut-tag expansion that they don't know what they did without it? I swear, I never thought I'd use it, and now I can't imagine life without it.)
Our June Clean Up The Little Stuff Hackathon is still running in full force, with 40 patches committed this week. Our weekly code tour covers what will be new with the next code push, including bug fixes, display fixes, accessibility fixes, new themes, and a redo of the Edit Profile page to make the privacy level you've selected for each bit of information clearer. Welcome this week to new contributors rww and the_wanlorn and new theme-maker dancing_serpent, and welcome back to kaisa!
2. Feed Cleanup
When we split the 'friend' concept into access vs subscribe, we broke the backend administrative function that lets us combine two feed accounts that pull from the same source into a single account, combining the subscribers. The next code push will fix that, so we'd like to start cleaning up our feed list.
If you know of two feeds that pull from the same source and should be combined, drop a comment here! After the next code push, we'll go through and merge those feeds.
3. IT'S OVER TWO THOUSAAAAAAND
Quick celebratory note: this week, we passed 2000 resolved bugs in our bug tracking database (and are up to 2048 by now). Thank you to everyone who's contributed a fix or a patch so far. I'm really proud of the fact that we've come this far, and it's been awesome to see all of the energy and effort being put into making DW better.
Speaking of making Dreamwidth better, we're starting on a major documentation push, in order to improve our FAQs and make it easier for people to find information. This includes moving major doc work into Bugzilla, to make it easier for people to find projects they're interested in working on. If you're interested in writing documentation and helping other DW users out, check out the description of the new system, the instructions for using Bugzilla to find and work on docs bugs, and the how-to-do-doc-work. If you've got a small docs fix that you've thought of or noticed during your work on the site, leave a comment about it. And, finally, if you're a styles expert, we're working on better documenting the S2 programming language, which is being coordinated in dw_styles and can always use some extra eyeballs.
5. Instant Messagers
For data-gathering purposes, I've posted a poll in dw_biz about instant messagers/realtime communication services. This is to gather information on what services people use, to help us better plan for the future. If you've got a second, drop over and answer the poll.
That's it for us for another week! As always, if you're having problems with Dreamwidth, Support can help you; for notices of site problems and downtime, check the Twitter status page; if you've got an idea to make the site better, you can make a suggestion.
See you next week for our next update!