[wp-hackers] The next release.

Andy Skelton skeltoac at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 02:25:03 GMT 2005

Podz, I would happily submit a patch adding some language to the upgrade script:
"We're sure you'll be happy with the upgraded version of WordPress but
we feel obligated to tell you that the upgrade is irreversible. Please
back up your database and files before continuing."

This language will probably bring even more questions to the forum,
but they will at least questions rather than complaints. How do you
like this suggestion?


On 10/22/05, Podz <podz at tamba2.org.uk> wrote:
> I have been here before:
> http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2005-June/001428.html
> As I understand it, there are database changes between 1.5.2 and the
> next version. For this reason, once you have upgraded, then you are
> stuck. Not a word many here will like, but it's a word people will use.
> So far when releases have happened, it's been a devblog post with words
> like "quicker" "more secure" "more features" and there might be a link
> to a changelog.
> Please can we have much more info about the next version including
> warnings about the lack of reverse compatibility ? If someone starts
> flipping out at the admin screens (sorry, 'when') all we can say is
> words along the lines of "It'll grow on you". If this product is
> considered to be significantly different to the current one - regardless
> of whether it is better or not in some respects - then surely there is a
> duty to tell users in detail about what the consequences are. It's not
> enough to say "just like wordpress.com" (because it will not be).
> I'm absolutely certain this is going to fall on deaf ears, and the least
> time I posted it was pretty much ignored too.
> P.
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