Include upgrade warnings in a read me or other notification system
|Reported by:||hexley||Owned by:|
The main point of my issue at http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6680 went largely ignored.
Wordpress needs some method of alerting users before upgrading of what changes have been made that may effect their install. I was fully unaware that a change had been made to how the <!--more--> tag works in regards to RSS feeds. I rely on RSS feeds for my advertisers. Updating to 2.5 truncated my posts at a hard coded limit, or I had to show full feeds.
While this can be fixed with a plug-in now, I would have solved that pre-upgrade, had I only known.
A changelog is too verbose for the casual user. Expecting users to search trac is asking too much of casual users.
If functionality is removed, or changed, from a past version, that users rely on, there should be clear warnings in a file in the download archive.