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Move the manual post excerpt functionality into a core plugin #114
The manual post excerpt is a weird thing. One the one hand it is promoted as a way to provide a simple and short textual summery of the post, but on the other it accepts HTML if the user has an unfiltered_html capability for the post (and multisite users don't have such capability).
The reason to not just deprecate it is that
The change in core for 1.0.0 should probably include a deprecation notice for the use of the parameter if the core plugin do not exist.