Anyone want to answer this? Releasing these sub-versions with accompanying silence is truly obnoxious. I’m not going to blindly upgrade without knowing what I’m installing.
I don’t know the answer, but, with most security, anti-spam, anti-spyware, etc. (whether it’s for your WordPress or your computer OS), generally these things need to be updated to keep up with emerging threats or vulnerabilities. If it’s an improvement on doing the thing that I’ve got Akismet assigned to do (stop spams), that would be enough info for me to upgrade it.
Still no excuse for providing not even bare-bones documentation — that’s sheer laziness. If you want to risk installing and then dealing with something breaking (which happens all too often with plugin upgrades), be my guest. If it’s some minor tweak that’s not going to make any difference, then I’ll pass. The version of Akismet I’ve got running is running fine, so it’ll take something compelling for me to mess with it.
And lo and behold, I see that 2.2.3 has just been released — again, without a peep as to what’s been changed.
You know, you could just look at the revision log:
From what I can see, the “Spam” links were fixed in 2.2.2, and the plugin hooks were made compatible with WP 2.7 in 2.2.3.
Thank you for that Otto, I appreciate being pointed in the right direction. However, that doesn’t absolve the Akismet devs from communicating their changes on the actual plugin page, or at Akismet.com, or somewhere else obvious — why should users have to dig for this basic info? Not everyone is comfortable looking at techie logs.
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