[wp-hackers] 1.2.2 Failing on fresh install.

Stephen Cropp steve at de-generationx.net
Sun Dec 19 00:30:32 UTC 2004

Why not just put a second archive on the downloads page that says that 
users of PHP5 need to also include this patch to fix known issues. Also 
include a link to the wiki page that includes an explanation as to why.

No version update, no change to the original archive, only PHP5 people 
would need to download it.

In the next release, merge the fix into the primary release and remove 
the download for the patch from the downloads page.

There, solved ;-)

Steve Cropp
(aka Korgan)

Robert Deaton wrote:
> I also agree that upping the version number is not the way to go.
> But changing the docs and hoping people see them when their
> installation fails is also not the way to go. People get a certain
> impression in the initial install, and when there's a problem during
> installation and in the docs it essentially says "we know there's a
> problem b0rking your installs and we know exactly how to fix it but
> haven't fixed it yet" gives off a rather negative vibe if you ask me.
> I do agree with Kimmo about package checksums and such though also,
> but I do believe that it can't be left alone.
> On Sat, 18 Dec 2004 14:18:39 -0800, Matthew Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com> wrote:
>>Kimmo Suominen wrote:
>>>Version numbers are cheap -- I don't see why a fix should not cause
>>>a version number increase.
>>If you do too many releases people start to skip them.
>>Matt Mullenweg
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