[wp-hackers] 1.5.2

Robert Deaton false.hopes at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 03:57:39 GMT 2005

On the contrary, WordPress has the simplest upgrade process for any
webbased software that I know of. Face it, if you can't use FTP, you
need help, let's give the people at least a little bit of credit here,
its not that hard.

Secondly, without releases to fix bugs, software tends to lose more
credibility than having to upgrade often. Its been well over a month
between releases, and there are many outstanding bugs that need to be
fixed. If we released for one tiny bug, it'd be one thing, but we are
talking about some major features being broken. Lighten up a little

Back on the topic, I think that a ping fix for post times would be
incredibly useful. Fixing it is no harder than:

                register_shutdown_function('pingback', $content, $post_ID);
                register_shutdown_function('do_trackbacks', $post_ID);
                register_shutdown_function('do_enclose', $content, $post_ID);

as opposed to their normal calls in post.php.It suffers no
disadvantage and will surely cut down on the forum questions on the

On 8/8/05, Roy Schestowitz <r at schestowitz.com> wrote:
> Quoting Scott Merrill <skippy at skippy.net>:
> > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> >> Each time it appears as if the final ("Grand") update has come
> >> around and yet
> >> another one comes around and demands attention.
> >
> > Software will never be "complete".
> I was referring to minor releases -- (in)significant bugs fixes if you
> like. As
> PHP packages like WordPress are eying 1.6, phpBB eye version 3 and Gallery
> await version 2 (now a Release Candidate), there is this type of
> 'trail' of old
> fixes lagging behind. It is always best off avoided.
> As yet another example, take Mozilla Firefox. The team lost a lot of
> motivation
> and momentum after the series of 1.0.1-5(6?). There was supposed to be a
> released of 1.1 in July this year (in accordance with the roadmap as of May),
> but it was conceded due to complications. 1.5 will be the next release as a
> consequence < http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/roadmap.html >.
> To be a little strict, some software can actually be "complete", but it
> tends to
> be simple software where the specifications can be described mathematically or
> analytically. Then, there is just the issue of fidelity, but this can be
> considered as a separate project.
> >> The only big pro I can think of are people installing WordPress for
> >> the first time.
> >
> > There are a lot of niggling bugs in  Each WordPress upgrade has
> > been _painless_ for me, and I'd venture for most other folks, too.  It's
> > not too hard to download, run upgrade.php, and enjoy all the new bugfixes.
> It has been very painless because you are familiar with WordPress. Some people
> had somebody else install WordPress for them. FTP or running a PHP file (as
> opposed to hitting an icon in the bookmarks) is a daunting task to a
> proportion
> of the user base.
> Roy
> --
> Roy S. Schestowitz
> http://Schestowitz.com
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--Robert Deaton

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