The Plone (news, site) 4 Framework Team has put out a call for Plone Improvement Proposals (PLIPs). PLIPs are necessary for any improvements that are larger than a bug fix and should only be submitted if you either plan to do the coding yourself, or pull together people to write it.
Plone 4 will bring Plone up to date with current technologies, while making it easier to work with for integrators and end users. As this release is meant as an intermediate step toward the radically updated Plone 5, hold any changes that "significantly alter backwards compatibility, visuals or APIs" until then.
Turn in your PLIP submissions by 0700 UTC (3am EDT) on 20 June 2009. To do so, look over previous PLIPs as a guide to what format to use, create a ticket with the type PLIP, and then enter your proposal.
Include information such as:
- Why is the change important?
- How will this change be achieved?
- What downsides are there to this change being adopted?
When it's ready for consideration, set the milestone to 4.0. From there, you will receive feedback from the Framework Team. The team will then vote on submissions and set deadlines for when they must be ready. The code must be complete by the stated deadline to be included in the release.