JoshyPHP wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:50 pm
I don't think OP will read this because AFAICT this is just a rant from someone who has no intention of making any efforts.
I can contradict with those thoughts.
I am not just ranting, at least that is not my purpose.
I have looked up which files are changed and what the changes are.
Many files are just small typo's. Typical for a maintenance update, but not if almost all the files have these kind of small changes.
There are also changes in the language pack which I use. Which is very uncommon for a small update.
Those do not have a changed files update option and need to be re-installed completely.
I don't say that that is hard to do. But it takes extra time.
It also takes me extra time to investigate if the files that are changed are files that I have customized for my forum. And what the changes are (because you never know if you have changed that yourself in customizing)
Which are not many files but you get overwhelmed with the amount of files that have to be looked trough just because of a "small" update.
I was expecting it to be a small update with a few files to be changed and go on. So maybe a minute or 10. Not that I needed as much time as the big updates (from a much lower version for example)
What I don't like is that it is presented as a maintenance update, and almost 40% of the files have to be changed.
That is not a small maintenance update in my opinion.
(I know it is less of the total amount of files, but if you only take the folders with changed files, it is almost 40% of those folders)
I understand that a lot of small things add up. But if 40% of the files have to be changed because of that, it would be a 3.4 update and not a 3.3.1 update or they have to at least mention what amount of files need to be changed, so you have an idea of the size of the update.
I don't think it is a complicated update to do. It just takes more preparation and time to install the update than I was expecting from a 0.0.1 update.
Lesson learned... Don't expect any phpbb update to be a small one. Because it never is...
But I hope phpbb will read this and be more transparent about the size of the update in their update notification.
So every one can at least make an expectation of how much time and effort the update will take, before downloading and planning it.
My OP is also a warning for those who haven't updated yet and also expect that it is a small update.