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[Plugin: WP Security Scan] What's with the empty updates? (6 posts)

  1. Kelson
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've noticed that wp-security-scan is updated more frequently than any other plugin I have. This is good, since it's under active development. The weird thing: Out of curiosity, I've started downloading it instead of using the automatic updater, so taht I can compare what's changed, and in at least two cases the ONLY change from the previous version is the version number itself.

    For example: 2.2.56.59 and 2.2.56.61 are absolutely identical except for the version number listed in readme.txt and securityscan.php.

    It makes it tempting to ignore the upgrade banner, and that's not something a security plugin should be encouraging people to do.

    On a related note, I'd really appreciate a changelog. The combination of updates with no substantial change and no indication of what has changed other than running diff myself is starting to set off alarm bells.

  2. mweinelt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I agreed, those many updates are kind of annoying. I would be pleased if you could do more bigger upgrades after all and offer a changelog.

    Thanks in advance.

  3. Kelson
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just to clarify, I don't mind frequent updates, as long as there are actual substantive changes and I can see what's new before downloading the files.

    An "update now!" notice when the only thing that's changed -- literally -- is the version number is just adding noise to a critical administration process.

  4. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just to clarify, I don't mind frequent updates, as long as there are actual substantive changes and I can see what's new before downloading the files.

    Ditto...

    An "update now!" notice when the only thing that's changed -- literally -- is the version number is just adding noise to a critical administration process.

    Great way to keep the plugin on top of the "Updated" list, thus more downloads...

    Michael, care to explain?

    Cheers,
    Gene

  5. raygene
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK, fixed, Michael started a changelog here

    Gene

  6. Kelson
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks!

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