[wp-hackers] WP 3.7 auto-update

Nikola Nikolov nikolov.tmw at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 15:42:07 UTC 2013

That's pretty cool indeed. Is the same going to apply for plugin/theme
updates? As in is it part of the updater class?

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 6:31 PM, Andrew Nacin <wp at andrewnacin.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM, Pascal Birchler
> <pascal.birchler at gmail.com>wrote:
> > Yes, that's absolutely normal. WordPress only updates files that have
> > actually changed. Especially in a beta, only a couple of files change
> > between nightly releases.
> >
> That part is actually somewhat new. We used to copy over all files we
> downloaded, which I guess might trigger an update to access time or change
> time (but not modification time). In WordPress 3.7, we now md5 files before
> copying and only copy over files that were changed. End result is the same,
> but it means faster updates, and more stability as there are less I/O
> operations.
> Pretty cool, I think.
> Nacin
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