In today’s #wordpress-sfd support meetup the following items were discussed.
WordPress 3.8.3 was released
On April 14th the update to 3.8.3 was released. This fixed a bug with Quick Draft that was introduced with 3.8.2.
WordPress 3.9 was released
When a plugin is identified as requiring an update it gets put on the REPORTED OOPSES list and tracked there. When the plugin is confirmed as fixed then please update the post and cross it off the list with <del>…</del>.
There do not seem to be any theme issues reported but if there are it will most likely have to do with the Masonry library update.
Also discussed were topics related to image padding/borders and memcache issues.
Better updates through education?
I think that’s a good idea and for the next major release that should be done. Minor version number releases are and should be handled by the auto updates. If your installation is negatively impacted by an auto update then you may have a bigger problem with your plugins and theme.
Major version number releases (3.8 to 3.9) should be upgraded via the dashboard as well but with planning. A user who follows the Codex update instructions (backups and knows how to restore to an earlier state) really can’t get into too much trouble. With that safety net if something breaks then they can roll back to a previous working state if they need to.
I myself don’t know how to pull off educating the users but another brief sticky post may help more users be prepared for an upgrade.
Today’s transcript can be read online via this link.