readme.html in core download does not warn about >2 version upgrades
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If you plan on upgrading across more than two major releases, please consider upgrading incrementally to avoid potential conflicts and minimise the risks of database damage.
The readme.html makes no mention of this and simply points users of WordPress 2.7 or above to the 1-click auto-update. This greatly increases the risks of plug-in/theme conflicts and database damage.
I'd suggest updating the readme.html & changing:
If you are updating from version 2.7 or higher, you can use the automatic updater:
If you are updating from version 2.7 or higher and are no more than more than two major releases behind the current version, you can use the automatic updater:
Then a new section immediately afterwards:
Updating Older Versions Manually
If you are currently more than two major releases behind the current version, you may need to carry out a series of smaller manual upgrades. Please refer to the instructions in Upgrading_WordPress_Extended?.