There has been a lot of discussion on the wp-hackers mailing list about the upcomming 2.7 release of WordPress and the change to the Admin Menus. I decided to load it up and see how it affected this plugin. For the most part everything works the way it is supposed to. I ran into a few oddities which were errors that weren’t obvious until I ran it with 2.7 but everthing worked as it is supposed to.
The big change is the location (left side bar) of the new admin menus and the change in terminology. The change in terminology takes some getting used to. We’ll see if it stays as it currently is in the development build or if it changes. From the Admin perspective, the presentation is different but not markedly so. From the user perspective, the Swim Team menu doesn’t show up and I am not sure why yet.
I committed a whole bunch of changes I had to make as a result of debugging the 2.7 presentation issues. So far, all of the changes work as they should on 2.5.1, 2.6 and 2.6.1 as well. Switching releases (2.6.1 and 2.7) and platforms (Windows and Linux) during development is proving to be a useful thing as it flushes out stuff earlier in the process.