[wp-testers] About DB Backup

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Tue Sep 26 11:48:51 GMT 2006

On Tue, September 26, 2006 10:45 am, Peter Westwood wrote:
> 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.

It turns out that someone else has beaten me to it.


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

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