More than a kvetch. WordPress developers are constantly making updates that when applied break my blog. Howsa?? It's not the basic site functions, but a huge range of plugins that frequently fail to work after an update, because the core changes some code. Many plugin developers can't be arsed or refuse to maintain their plugins to keep up with these irksome changes, so the plugin it reamains incompatible. This is no 'small fry' as many site developers rely on various plugins for major features and functions of their design. I dread every wordpress core update that comes out for fear that something else will break because of these code changes.
What to do? Other CMS platforms have run into similar probelms and one workable solution is to maintain a list of 'core plugins' that always get updated by wordpress developers to maintain compatibility with the latest version.
You guys do this already with aksimet and hello dolly, well, let's extend the list to mayby 6 other essential plugins, like contact-us, backup, etc. whatever gets voted as 'essential' At least we can be sure that these plugins will be maintained and reliable with every update.
Another option may be to require any plugin developer who registers here to be informed of explicit code changes whenever there is a new core release. Along with notes and API as to how these changes apply to functions. At least then there might be a kick start to consider how this might impact their plugins.
I know about the plugins compatibility list, but that's not much good if a plugin is already installed and broken.