I’ve had to rename the Today In History plugin to This Day In History. This is because even though the name-space isn’t being used in the WordPress plugin repository it has already been taken by someone else who never actually uploaded anything. I’ve checked with the WordPress people and they confirm it is taken, not being used and not available to me. They are going to look into the name-space issue generally but aren’t committed to sorting anything out specifically. Yet another on-line collaborative community where dead names-paces is a well-known and yet unresolved issue. Nobody wants to grapple with name recycling it seems. You think at least projects over six month old with no upload might be released.
I can apparently use another name in the repository but keep the plugin name. That doesn’t make sense to me so I’ve changed the plugin name to something that is available and now granted to me. Once I’ve updated all the code I’ll be uploading the plugin under the new name – so check it out – This Day in History. Not the most original world beating killer application of 2012 I expect, but useful nevertheless. Well it is for me anyway – and I hope for you too.