[wp-testers] About DB Backup

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Tue Sep 26 09:45:04 GMT 2006

On Mon, September 25, 2006 11:07 pm, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> Robert Deaton wrote:
>> I think its a good case for leaving it in 2.1 and indefinitely. Like I
>> said before, even if we put a giant glaring message saying "We now
>> recommend the use of the XML export." Or, although this would never
>> happen, we could remove it from future versions and supply a seperate
>> upgrade package which will always include the latest version of the
>> plugin for just this purpose.
> For a major release we can note the change in the announcement post.
> We've done in the past when removing plugins and it seems to have worked
> well. I remember a huge ruckus when Markdown/Textile was removed.
> Hopefully by that point someone will have picked development back up on
> the abandoned plugin or we can point to a feature-equivalent alternative
> for creating SQL dumps. (Though I suppose if not, we can just point
> people to phpMyAdmin.)

I've contacted skippy and am willing to take over the onward development
of the wp-db-backup plugin.  I find it extremely usefull and would like to
see it flourish as it provides a different kind of service to the XML
import/export which is still very usefull.

Peter Westwood <peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk>

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