Posts Tagged ‘releases’

Anatomy Of A WordPress Release

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January 4th, 2010
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During an interesting discussion regarding suggestions on how to improve WordPress core development on the WordPress hackers mailing list, Ryan Boren who is one of the core contributors with committ access laid out the foundation as to what the team tries to accomplish with each release of WordPress. I thought it would be good to bring this into more of the open for those wondering what’s involved. ** Alpha ** * Collect feature ideas from ideas forum, support forums, most popular plugins, dev brainstorms, and other sources. * #wordpress-dev meetup to decide on which features we want to commit to and set the scope of the release * While this is going on, do some trac gardening of things that got punted from the previous release. We’re pretty bad about this sometimes, but with 3.0 Peter and I have been going through some of the backlog. * With features decided, […]

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2.9.1 Around The Corner

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December 22nd, 2009
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WordPress 2.9 was released last weekend. Yesterday, I was notified that 2.9.1 is most likely around the corner due to some issues that arose because of a last-minute addition to the core of WordPress. The issues revolve around scheduled posts not firing because the cron scheduler ends up broken. The patch can be found here which is already a part of 2.9.1. While reading the support thread, I became concerned with some of the responses that were published. For example, “How could you release an upgrade that is obviously this problem-filled?” or “WordPress should have tested 2.9 before releasing it!“. I’m not sure how many times this has to be preached to the choir but each version of WordPress is tested before it’s release to the public. That is what the Beta releases are for as well as the Release Candidates. WordPress 2.9 went through one release candidate version and […]

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WordPress 2.8.5 Out The Door

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October 20th, 2009
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WordPress 2.8.5 has officially been tagged and is now available for download. If you don’t see the upgrade nags in your administration panel already, give it a few hours and upgrade when it becomes available. This release has been dubbed a security hardening release meaning, more preventive measures have been taken to secure WordPress. Worthy of note though is an issue that was addressed dealing with a trackback spam denial of service attack which was discussed on the WP-Hackers mailing list the other day. This exploit takes advantage of the WP-Trackback.php file which would exhaust a servers resources when used. This has specifically been addressed in 2.8.5. Thanks goes out to Steve Fortuna for releasing a fix to this 0 day exploit. The release also contains a few bug fixes as well.

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Stop Blaming The WordPress Team

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August 24th, 2008
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Disclaimer: I am not a plugin author. This post is filled with my own opinions and is taken from an end user point of view. If you are a plugin author, be sure to add your point of view in the comments. Traversing through my feed reader after a major version of WordPress is released is always interesting to me because I’ll never know what types of reactions I’ll find. Unfortunately, I’ve been noticing a trend that is unacceptable. The basis of this post will be focused around a line of thought which I find to be anger inducing. The biggest problem lies in the fact that WordPress is continually pushing updates too often without much in the way of testing with the most popular plugins. Podpress is huge! how could they have released 2.6 without seeing if one of the most popular plugins will work? To me the fault […]

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