Upcoming WordPress 3.6 features
Mark Jaquith talking about WordPress 3.6, which will be focused on the post authoring experience:
I want people to trust WordPress with their posts. They should never fear that something they’ve spent time creating or editing should go away due to their mistake or ours or that of a third party. Mistakes and errors should be recoverable. I can’t stress enough how important it is that people believe this and have good reason to believe it. If a post gets lost, there is a catastrophic loss of trust, that could take years to be regained (if indeed it ever is). This is people’s time and their creative output we’re talking about. If we’re not valuing those things above all else, then our priorities are seriously out of order. This is an all-hands-on-deck item for 3.6.
I’m not sure if I just haven’t been paying close enough attention in the past, but the last couple of WordPress releases have been marked by a very clear product focus and zeal that is impressive, even by WordPress standards.