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Design Engineer @ Automattic
The theme I'm proposing for 3.6 is "Content Editing", so especially start thinking about editing, editorial workflows, revisions, autosave, [distraction free writing], etc.
Mark Jaquith, release lead for 3.6
Two major focus areas were dropped from 3.6:
We looked into what the main feature…would involve, and found that there were some really fundamental hurdles that were unlikely to be resolved in the time given. A lot of time was spent on the planning stage, and we just kept surfacing more questions.
Mark Jaquith, on February 19, 2013
I've been talking to a lot of WordPress core developers and contributors, and the overwhelming consensus is that [the new] Post Formats UI is not ready for WordPress core, and that it would be a mistake to ship it as it currently exists. We're going to pull it out, and let it continue development as a plugin…
Mark Jaquith, on May 29, 2013
This didn't change, but did gain some new friends.
WordPress now checks if you're connected, and if you aren't, doesn't let you try to save your work.
Stores a copy of the post your working on in your browser.
If the browser crashes, or you accidentally reload the page, your content isn't lost.
No longer redirected to a login page if your session expires.
WordPress 3.6 includes a new Heartbeat API.
The Heartbeat API periodically checks if your browser can still connect to your WordPress site.
Developers can build upon the Heartbeat API.
Warning is minimal and easily overlooked.
Nothing stops another user from editing the post.
See if someone's editing a post at a glance.
User sees a warning if someone else is currently editing a post.
Original user can't make any more changes once another user takes over the post.
Comparing a single revision to the current version:
Comparing two arbitrary revisions: