WordPress weekly digest 11th February to 24th February 2008

It has been a busy week again for WordPress 2.5, the changes this week were:

  • Changes to make sure that a plugin is a file before loading (#5822).
  • Addition of a new hooks called 'submit{post|page|link}_box' in the submit boxes (#5873).
  • Add optional $post_ID argument to the_category() and get_the_category_list() (#5050).
  • Changes to make user option name sanitization consistent (#5901).
  • Introduction of a new 'admin_init' action to allow plugins to do admin panel specific initialisation (#5924).
  • A change to not save translated role names to the Database. Instead, translating them on the fly. (#3442 #5537).
  • A new 'pre_post_update' action that runs just prior to saving an edited post (#5815).
  • Allow the comment object to be passed to get_avatar() for convenience (#5775).
  • Changes to make sure post has future status before publishing from cron (#5801).
  • Addition of bulk role change to the User management page ([6990]).
  • Update to TinyMCE v3.01 (#5944).
  • Work on an automated installer for plugins (#5586).
  • Lots of work on the new media library (#5911).

On top of all of this there has been a lot of work this week on finishing off the new admin design.

For even more information on some of the other little changes that went in this week you can read the whole weekly trac timeline, look at a complete changelog for trunk or view a diffstat of the changes.