[wp-hackers] WordPress 3.0.3
mitch at mitchcanter.com
Wed Dec 8 21:15:24 UTC 2010
I don't believe there's any doubt on this list that such releases are important. We all know, and very, very much appreciate, the work that goes into keeping things running as far as security releases (because if a vulnerability gets out before it's addressed, we have to unhack client's sites, restore data, etc.).
I was approaching it from more of the end user who just runs WordPress because someone told them to, set it up for them, or who just doesn't understand the why. I agree with the statement below that (not hating or anything) Windows Updates tends to scare people because they see horror stories about how updates have gone wrong and shut down a whole system. It's nice to have a "this is why things are done this way" we can take back to clients or end-users and point them to a blog post or tweet that gives them the information quickly.
> From: wp at andrewnacin.com
> Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 16:10:53 -0500
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] WordPress 3.0.3
> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Blue Chives <info at bluechives.com> wrote:
> > It was the process that I was referring to so that what caused 2 security
> > updates in such close succession could be properly explained. The main
> > questions I get from newer tech savvy users are:
> I addressed these indirectly, but here are direct answers.
> > did the first update brake things (also read 'not properly tested so we'll
> > wait')?
> No. While they might have sounded similar, the fixes in 3.0.2 and 3.0.3 were
> completely different and wholly unrelated.
> > Was the first only a partial release and have we more coming (ie we'll wait
> > for the last of these)?
> No. The issues fixed in 3.0.3 was not reported before 3.0.2 was released.
> There are no outstanding vulnerabilities that we are sitting on. Those would
> have been released with 3.0.3.
> We don't like the double-release any more than you do.
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