Thanks for the list of files 'truly' being updated (as in - were changed).
I didn't seek (or find) it until after going ahead and upgrading my site. Thought about looking, but just figured I'd
(a) backup my whole site,
(b) hold back my 'modded/hacked' files,
(c) backup the database, and then
(d) go back and 're-modify' goofed up files after uploading.
Not a complaint, honest. The upgrade went without a problem (as far as I can tell).
I hope that in the future that list will be included in the e-mail sent to all subscribers/users (which was nice to recieve - thanks).
Other suggestions (if I may be so bold):
- the list of new files could be on the 'Dev Blog/Developer' front page where the announcement of this upgrade exists
- a brief explanation (for noobies explaining what, for devs and more seasoned users, are the obvious):
--- backup all files
--- backup the database
--- make it a habit (in the future) to keep a complete list of
(a) all the files you've hacked / modified
(b) and what and where those changes were/are in each file
I just wanted to offer those suggestions. Perhaps, they could make the whole process a bit easier and less intimidating.
Many thanks to the developers of WordPress. Your blog is the best! I mean that! Just love it!