I know it is ridiculous to expect a plugin to work with beta versions of the next version of WordPress, but at the same time, I am a cranky WordPress user that expects the software to only be manipulated in such a way that all of my plugins aren’t effected, other than taking plugin related features and integrating them into the core. One of my favourite plugins PodPress currently is not entirely working on this blog, leading me to directly link to my uploaded MP3’s.
There is no report yet on when PodPress will work with WordPress 2.6, but I have found PodPress to be on the cutting edge when it comes to WordPress compatibility, so hopefully they won’t let me and many others down.
PodPress is one of the few plugins that I am realizing are worth their weight in gold, and as such, are worth paying for, so if you have used PodPress and enjoyed it, please make sure to donate to the project as it will keep them happy, and more likely to continue its development.
Am I within my right to get annoyed when key plugins aren’t at the front of the development curve? Should I be mad at Automattic and the WordPress contributors for making changes that negatively effect key plugins or is all of this just part of open source software?
I guess it doesn’t really matter, I just want PodPress to work…