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[resolved] [closed] Version 3.6 and 3.7 ETA? (11 posts)

  1. progresst
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have an extremely large Multisite installation and do not wish to risk upgrading unless I know the version will remain somewhat current. It was a disaster for me with the back to back upgrades to 3.x. I've noticed the 3.6 and 3.7 versions are expected 2013...is there any idea when those might come out? I'd like to upgrade to 3.5 but will wait if WP is going to release 3.6 or 3.7 first quarter 2013. Any ideas?

  2. zakkates
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    That makes no sense.

    you should upgrade your multisite with each new WordPress Version.

    1) Each new version provides new security features/patches that should be implemented.
    2) Many of the new versions of WP required upgrading the database and they do so with each version, in sequential order. You should upgrade to 3.5 then to 3.6 then to 3.7 , not from 3.4 to 3.7. This may be a reason why you've had a bad experience before.

    To minimize the risk of things messing up when you update WordPress, you need to update with each new version, do not jump versions.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    That makes no sense.

    Loudly seconded! Were you aware that your site is currently running a very real risk of being hacked. You need to upgrade WordPress asap.

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    But that OP is 7 months old?? LOL!

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Um... better late than never? :-)

  6. progresst
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    LMAO...that is funny. Glad I did not wait 7 months for these answers. I think it is very easy to say upgrade each time if you run a single blog. In a large WordPress Multisite installation you have to contend with plugin compatibility, theme compatibility etc. on thousands of blogs (customers). There is a tremendous amount of labor involved with properly testing compatibility in this type of environment, much more than simply clicking Upgrade Now.

    My opinion is that if you have to push new versions out back to back then you really did not do a good job of properly releasing the version in the first place.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    So, if a security issue is recognised & patched, you're saying there shouldn't be a release to fix it? Are you familiar with the way in which open source works?

  8. progresst
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Put out as many releases as you want. Depending on if the issue or fix affects you or not dictates if its worth the time to install is all I'm saying on a large system. Upgrade without reading the documentation and properly testing for compatibility just "because" is a risky move with a system that thousands of people rely on because you should always "upgrade".

    Ask a Unix admin how often he automatically applies patches and updates "just because" and I'll show you somebody who has caused more damage than good. Same with a WP admin, saying otherwise means you have not ventured outside of a single blog world and is just plain ignorant.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Security releases are hardly "just because". As for admining WordPress sites, I've been doing that for 10 years. Still not come across a single solid reason for not upgrading.

  10. progresst
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    When did this become all about you? I don't give a crap how long you've been an admin. Automatically upgrade a multisite system without reading the changelog and testing and you are going to burn an install to ground one of these days, smartguy. If the release is small bug fixes that don't apply to your installation it's a calculated risk to wait until the next major release if there are multiple developers spending numerous hours on the system that can result in a very expensive upgrade if not absolutely necessary for YOUR installation.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    1. No one said it was all about me. You were the one that started wibbling on about admins and experience.

    2. Don't you have database backups? If so, where's the burning happening?

    3. wordpress.com is a multi-million site network. Do you see them avoiding upgrades?

    4. I'm not a guy. We'll reserve judgement on whether I'm really smart or not. ;-)

    6. Did you include hackers into your calculations. Because it's not "if" but "when" they attack your site. There was between 5 - 7 security patches in 3.5.2. Are they worth ignoring?

    6. Your somewhat belligerent attitude really isn't necessary. Or welcome. Take a chill pill, fer Pete's sake.

    7. And, no - I don't know who Pete is either...

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