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

Matt Mullenweg m at mullenweg.com
Fri Oct 12 16:12:43 GMT 2007

Travis Snoozy wrote:
> ... not even then. 2.3 RC1 broke stuff that seemed to work fine up
> until that point (IIRC, this is when the post2cat et. al. tables were
> actually dropped). Unless you were following dev, you wouldn't have
> expected that. And the fixes plugin-side were certainly non-trivial.
> Following the betas gained you pretty much nothing in this case.

This is false. Anything that relied on direct SQL to the category tables 
would have been broken since the first beta, as those tables were no 
longer updated or used by the core code. The only thing that RC1 would 
have changed is you'd get a "table not found" error.

However the tables had not been updated or used for several versions 
before that, and if you didn't notice then you must not have been using 
them that closely.

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