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Bug 5049 - Automatic "Critical Updates" feature request
Automatic "Critical Updates" feature request
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-02-20 13:04 UTC by Chris
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Chris 2006-02-20 13:04:44 UTC
This product appears to be missing any "Critical Updates" functionality.

The day is coming when someone releases a Wiki exploit, and most of us Wiki users are busy people: 
we'd rather have some cron job automatically fix the problem, than discover our server's been hosed 
because we didn't apply some patch on time...
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-02-20 17:52:01 UTC
First off all, because an update could require a schema change, it would be
stupid to allow MediaWiki to just go off and update things without telling you
what's going on. Some update could easily go wrong and f*** up your wiki in
royal fashion. It happens with people doing it manually from the command-line;
it could *easily* happen during a cron job.

Second, if you're running a web application other people can access, you are
responsible for making sure you keep it up to date. There's a lower-traffic
release announcement mailing list specifically for this purpose. This is free
software, provided as is, and with no warranty. If we release a new version and
someone "hoses your server" because you didn't actually maintain it properly,
that's hard cheese.

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