With the security release out of the way, changes once again focused on bug fixing and code cleanups. More refactoring of backend stuff was performed. This resulted in the following new functions:
We also added some API that allows plugins to register activation and deactivation hooks: register_activation_hook(), register_deactivation_hook().
On the hackers list, I proposed a role/capabilities permissions model and provided a sample implementation to help further the user permissions discussion.
We now have a team of bug gardeners triaging bugs and getting the bug tracker in order. They added keywords to a bunch of bugs and created a few handy reports: Commit Candidates, Attention: Developers, and 2nd Opinion.