WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” has been released.
I just applied it to the five WordPress sites I manage by manually triggering the auto-update and everything went through fine.
There are some updates to the standard themes that you will need to manually trigger for update, but there was no drama there either.
I fully expect a rash of little updates to get released over the coming days as new bugs are spotted.
If you go on to your blog now, you will have the option of manually initiating the upgrade in the normal way. If you wait a few hours, it will magically update itself for you.
I’ve warned you!
It’s a major release with a bunch of interesting new features, so I’ve got an interesting few days ahead while I get to grips with it. You can get an idea about what’s in it here.
It’s been about 2 years since I switched across to VirtualBox (when the shared virtual disks feature was introduced). In that time there have been loads of updates to the product. In the same time frame, VMware Server has had zero releases. I still get a lot of people writing to me about issues with VMware Server installations. I immediately tell them to ditch it.
PS. I’ve got nothing against VMware’s paid-for offerings, which do get updates. I just don’t see the point in using them when VirtualBox is free and works great for me.
The upgrade went smoothly on my MacBook Pro, but on my Fedora 15 servers I had to uninstall the old version manually before installing the new version. None of my settings were lost so everything was easy enough.
It certainly seems applying VirtualBox upgrades is becoming a fulltime job. Of course, the quick release cycle is a lot better than getting no updates, like VMware Server.
WordPress 3.0.4 has been released. This is quite an important released because it fixes,
“a core security bug in our HTML sanitation library, called KSES. I would rate this release as “critical.””
Get upgrading soon…