I’ve recently upgraded this blog to Wordpress 2.3. While I’m interested in the new changes this release brings (like tagging support) I question the way the transition to the new version was handled.
In particular, I am referring to the (questionable) idea of breaking the database schema three weeks before the release. Given the amount of breakage that brought upon plugins, it should have been announced at the start of the 2.3 development cycle. Right now, heavily customized installations are a pain to update (that’s why The S.T.E.A.L. Saga is staying on 2.2 for now).
I think the WP guys should look at how bigger projects like GNOME or KDE are handled regarding such aspects. They can’t really expect to break an API every release, can they?
On a related topic, I’m thinking of changing the theme of this blog. Has anyone got any recommendations?