[wp-hackers] 1.2.2 Failing on fresh install.

Robert Deaton false.hopes at gmail.com
Sun Dec 19 08:18:04 UTC 2004

WP has always been very backwards compatible.

On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 03:02:30 -0500, Mark Jaquith
<mark.wordpress at txfx.net> wrote:
> When you upgrade to
> the-next-version-of-Wordpress-whose-name-is-still-undecided, you should
> move your setup to use themes.  That way NONE of the core files are
> modified. I can't tell you how great it is to just be able to select all
> the files in a new nightly and just drop them in FTP, letting them
> overwrite without worry.
> Kimmo Suominen wrote:
> >
> >People like me take a look at the index.php that comes with WP and then
> >plug in those functions into their own index.php (or some-other.php)
> >files.  This allowed different looks and different mixed functionality
> >on a page before templates, pages and plugins were there.
> >
> >So, if the WP code gets automatically updated, unless it stays very
> >backward-compatible, it would easily break the custom PHP files.
> >
> >I'm not saying automatic updates are a bad thing -- actually, I think
> >they are a good thing.  But I think I think that it needs to be an
> >option, or maybe a plugin (if we are not to have new options).
> >
> >If I ever get all my stuff migrated to templates and/or plugins, I'd
> >probably be very happy with automatic updates (although I see how it
> >could also break plugins).
> >
> >Until then, I'd probably feel more comfortable running "cvs update"
> >manually when I know I have time to deal with any fallout.
> >
> >Allowing both update methods would be great.
> >
> >Regards,
> >+ Kim
> >
> >
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--Robert Deaton
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