One month to the day from when wordpress 2.0 first came out, the first wordpress point release to address the many needed bug fixes has come out. The team states that :
‘All in all we’ve closed 114 bugs in the 2.0.1 release, which you’re welcome to check out if you’re curious about every fix. To summarize:
- You can now specify an upload directory, and whether to use date-based storage or not.
- Caching has been fixed under certain PHP enviroments.
- Permalinks have been fixed for weird enviroments as well.
- XML-RPC uploading works.
- Compatibility with older versions of PHP.
- Several WYSIWYG fixes and cleanups.
- Imports now use much less memory.
- Now works with MySQL 5.0 in strict mode.’
Now, what’s ominously missing from this list of bug fixes is any mention of the problems with trackbacks, which is my main hesitation for upgrading all my wordpress blogs. Yet in reading through the complete list of fixes, it appears the trackback problems were fixed — see tickets 2197 and 2170 — I must say that I don’t know why the WordPress team didn’t emphasize that in their bulleted list of fixes. In any case, I’m thrilled to hear it’s been fixed — YAY! Hopefully this means I can seriously contemplate moving my blog from TypePad to WordPress. Unfortunately, TypePad doesn’t support functionality for 301 permanent redirects, which are what would be necessary to tell the search engines that my blog has moved (and word to the wise and newbie alike — don’t ever make the mistake that I did and use a subdomain off a typepad.com, wordpress.com, etc account if you think there’s ever the slightest chance you’d like to use your own domain name down the road, or heaven forbid switch to a different blogging system altogether — moving How to Blog is gonna be one hell of a nightmare, but the benefits that WordPress provides may make it worth it…still on the fence)
In any case, you can download WordPress 2.0.1 here.