[wp-hackers] 1.5.1 Release

Graeme Lennon graeme at samurai.com
Tue Apr 12 11:35:56 GMT 2005

For what it's worth, I'm in the same position with two plugins. I'd
really like to see 1.5.1 soon.


drDave wrote:
> Is there *any* date known for an hypothetical 1.5.1 release?
> Many of the current bugs in 1.5 are pretty major show-stoppers for
> advanced plugins.
> Among many others, I have a version of Spam Karma 2.0 that's been ready
> for some public beta-testing for a while now, except I cannot really
> roll it out completely as long as I am not able to clearly tell users
> "Upgrade to version X before using SK2".
>  Instead, I am currently stuck with a lame middle-ground between telling
> novice users to stick with the very obsolete SK1 and recommend more
> advanced users to patch WP by themselves or grab SVN. In both cases, I
> end up doing hours of redundant support and explaining...
> I am quite aware that we do not want rushed release and the pace should
> be reasonable. But considering 1.5.1 is a pure bug-fixing release (it
> *is*, right?), I do not see what the issue is with deciding on a
> reasonable date, *announce it* (particularly to developers), do basic
> beta testing and release it with strong suggestion to all users to
> upgrade it... At the moment, there are new people everyday downloading a
> version that has known problems with its plugin API: it will be much
> harder to get these users to upgrade once more than having them download
> right away the correct bug-fixing minor release.
> So, any date?
> Thanks,

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