[wp-testers] Wordpress 2.0.4
peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Thu Jul 27 17:19:05 GMT 2006
On 27 Jul 2006, at 17:51, Brian Layman wrote:
> Are we certain that the security changes in 2.0.3 and now 4 don't
> calling this next release WordPress 2.1?
Yes - calling it 2.1 implies that it contains some wizzy new features
> I know it will mess with hacker and tester minds alike, but I'm still
> concerned about the slow adoption rate of 2.0.3. Going from 2.0.2
> to 2.0.3
> sure doesn't sound critical, but it was huge.
> No one should be running an unmodified WP 2.0.2 or earlier or
> earlier on
> their site.
> A 2.0.2 to 2.0.3 or 2.0.4 version change, does not adequately
> express that
> level of urgency. Though I didn't say it here, I was surprised
> when the
> last release went out labeled as 2.0.3.
> The current plugin security issues doesn't, in my mind warrant the
> change to
> 2.1 on its own, but if you look at the combined affect of these
> last two
> releases, that surely warrants a point release.
Calling it 2.1 is not going to make more people upgrade.
If anything it could put people off because it implies bigger changes
and hence more likelyhood that a plugin they are using breaks.
We need to educate the users to upgrade and I need to get round to
redoing the work on the upgrade notification messages to integrate
the functionality provided by my plugin  into the core WordPress
code in time for 2.1 so that people get clear upgrade is need
messages in the future.
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