Last Updated On Nov 27/28 Without Updates? Don’t Panic!

This post was corrected at 1901 UTC

In the last 24 hours, a fair amount of plugins were “updated” even though no one pushed any code. At first we thought this to be due to a re-run of the string importer, but as it continued, Otto theorized it was actually due to the checksum generator.

If a plugin shows a ‘recent’ last update, even though no code changed, do not panic.

Nothing ‘bad’ has happened. We’re currently looking into a way to mitigate this and have a more accurate time show up, as SVN is unaffected.

In the last 24 hours, a fair amount of plugins were “updated” because of the strings importer having an issue. Those had to be rerun in order to get the strings pulled in to be translated properly. This had the adverse impact of causing the “Last Updated” value to change.

Which scared people. Sorry about that.

If you’re worried, check your SVN changelog. If nothing was updated, then it was just us 🙂

Of course, if someone you don’t remember giving access to did your last commit, please DO email us at plugins@wordpress.org right away and we’ll help you out.