One of the goals of WordPress 3.7 is to start automatically updating WordPress for minor releases. So, if you are running 3.7, you’ll be automatically updated to 3.7.1. @pento has worked on a plugin for this called Automatic Updater. It actually does a lot more than we need, like supporting nightly builds, SVN checkouts, and such. Based on some conversations with @dd32, here’s what we need to do for updates in 3.7:
- Automatically update WordPress when we can. #22704
- Verify the sanity of our download package, which includes package signing, SSL, etc., and only updating automatically if we are sure we are secure. #18577 #25007 #20074
- Verify that files were copied over, to increase stability. #18201
- Do anything else we can to increase stability, like #17301 #14049 #22881
Think about email notifications for updates to admin users (for when we can’t automatically update you). #10787
Think about allowing direct updates when we are group-writable, not just owner-writable. #10205
If you are interested in any of these tickets, please jump on board!