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

Travis Snoozy ai2097 at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Oct 12 17:55:51 GMT 2007

On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:12:43 -0700, Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com>

> 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 were no longer updated or used by the core code.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.

It's a half-truth, hinging on the definition of "seemed to work fine"
and the level of investigation done. The litmus test is generally "does
my plugin activate." The bizarro behavior is there, but it generally
takes a little more to notice it. Going down in flaming "OMG where's the
database" errors is a much clearer indication that something's broken,
and that didn't happen until RC1.

The only reason I mention it in these terms is because this topic
(something not "breaking" until RC1) happened on the wp-testers list


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