Heirem asked me to write a word on his blog to inform you about how we would like to work with you all. So here goes nothing!!
As you surely know by now, while Heirem was hard at work on the next version of WP Events Calendar, Luke was busy body setting up a brand new web site for WPEC which you can visit at http://wp-eventscalendar.com. The site will be used to make annoucements about the plugin and offer support in the best open source tradition through our forum at http://wp-eventscalendar.com/forum. I know that many among you friends already used it to ask questions and we’re quite happy about it. This is also a wake up call to the team. We will try to come as often as is feasible and answer your questions.
Some of you have also noticed a new link on the web site: Bug Tracker. This is where we will manage everything our community asks. And this is where it lives: http://www.wp-eventscalendar.com/tracker/. And this is where we would like you to submit bug reports and feature demands. This will enable us to see what problems affect the plugin, what YOU people want the plugin to do and help us a lot to plan future releases.
We have created two projects on the Tracker (we are using Mantis by the way, http://www.mantisbt.org/). The first project is WP Events Calendar. Important! This is where the WP Events Calendar bug and feature reports need to go. The second project is for our web assets (web site, forum, bug tracker, etc.). This is where to put demands for the web site: a new forum, a new category in the tracker, etc.
I believe that WP Events Calendar will be the mostly used project so you could set it up as you default one.
What about our own blogs? Well they are still going to be there for you. I’m quite sure Heirem will be very pleased to answer your questions and give you tricks on how to best use the plugin. I’m also sure that our team members will be as pleased as Heirem to do the same on their own blog. For my part, once I’m up to par with the usage and code of this beautiful plugin, I’ll do the same on mine.
I have read many posts from Heirem’s blog and many a comment from you folks. There are a lot of suggestions and bug reports in this blog. It would really help us if you were to go back to your comments, see if a bug/suggestion still applies and if so, submit it to our bug tracker. This is going to be our roadmap.
Finally, I wish to express my gratitude to Heirem for letting me write this post on his own blog. That goes to show how much he is willing to share with all of us.
Thank you all for making this community so vibrant.