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[Plugin: WP Security Scan] What’s with the empty updates?

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    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.

    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

    OK, fixed, Michael started a changelog here

    Gene

    Thanks!

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