Updating only the updated files (core)

  1. Deprecated User


    Core updates are done by the webserver downloading the latest version of WP from wordpress.org (or lang.wordpress.org), unpacked and updated.

    I don't think that the webserver should download the whole package. Changed files are easily tracked by Trac. For example:


    This page contains a list of changed files between the two versions and if that list could be generated, zip files with the files in the list should also be generated (e.g. wp-3.0.4to3.0.5.zip or wp-3.0.1to3.0.5-tr_TR.zip).

    This should increase the performance during core updates. Smaller files would be downloaded quicker, unpacked quicker and updated quicker. Right?

    PS: Please don't say that "you should create an issue on Trac", I really tried but couldn't understand how that system works :)

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. ucfknight10

    while i like the idea of only providing the files that have been updated, i think it would create a lot of extra work whenever a new version comes out.

    and while download and unpacking would be faster, it's still pretty quick as is.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. Deprecated User


    As I said, it could be automated (automatted :D).

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. Danielx64

    Well I would like to see it happen. The latest update got me suspended by me webhost (x10hosting) because I was using too much RAM and CPU.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Done as of WP 3.2 :)

    Posted: 6 years ago #

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