[wp-hackers] Wordpress minor versions changing things for no reason, why?

John Blackbourn johnbillion+wp at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 03:32:10 GMT 2007

On 10/12/07, Mike Purvis <mike at uwmike.com> wrote:
> another
> Wordpress release that doesn't seem to justify itself with any
> significant new features or improvements.
Are you kidding? I'm not even going to humour you with a list of the
new features, improvements and bug fixes here as it will mean this
thread going straight off-topic.

> I wish the devs
> could at least make an *effort* to not make trivial changes that might
> break this kind of functionality.

Back to the subject at hand, Mike, have you identified the particular
changes in 2.3 that have caused these breakages? I'd like to know what
they are. Are you sure they're trivial?

Unfortunately backwards compatibility with every plugin out there
cannot be guaranteed. Indeed in some cases, plugin and/or theme
compatibility is knowingly (but not intentionally) broken in order to
advance and improve WordPress. If the WP devs were to hold back on
changes in case they "might break this kind of functionality", then
WordPress would not advance very much at all.

Regards, John.

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