That's just semantics. It's been called that since it has existed and is really an automatic update package since it automatically does your custom code changes for you. And you keep comparing it to WordPress and it's really nothing like WordPress because all WP does when there's an update and you click their shiny button is that your files get replaced with new ones without checking for code changes and your code changes get lost if you've made any. With phpBB this same method is quite possible by using the changed files package.juliokr wrote: ↑Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:14 pmI agree that a board owner/webmaster should have a minimum of knowledge what FTP, database ... means.
But what I d'ont understand. Why do you call "AUTOMATIC UPDATE PACKAGE" "automatic update" on your download page https://www.phpbb.com/downloads/
For me "automatic update" means klick on one or two bottoms in the ACP and it's done, like in Wordpress !
And not download package, upload package, go to "install" chose files that should be merged, download again, upload again, update db, delate install folder.
As we know in most cases it's much easier and "more bug free" to take the complete package !
Not everybody goes first on the support forum for to know what's the best way to make an upgrade !
Instead of renaming it the consideration being had is for possibly having it nuked as it is really no longer relevant.