Core Updates in 3.7

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 pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party for this called Automatic Updater. It actually does a lot more than we need, like supporting nightly builds, SVNSVN Subversion, the popular version control system (VCS) by the Apache project, used by WordPress to manage changes to its codebase. 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, SSLSSL Secure Sockets Layer. Provides a secure means of sending data over the internet. Used for authenticated and private actions., 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 adminadmin (and super 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!

#3-7, #updates