SUGGESTION: announce ALL theme updates, not just major releases

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  • #7370

    brother7
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    New releases and major upgrades (1.0 -> 2.0) are announced in the StudioPress blog or the StudioPress Twitter feed. But the minor releases (1.0 ->1.1 or 1.0 -> 1.0.1) are never announced. And StudioPress doesn’t push theme upgrades through the WordPress admin panel. So the only way to keep up-to-date is to visit My StudioPress to check the current version of your theme, then go back to your site to see what version you’re running. Additionally, there is no changelog.

    I wish there were a centralized place or feed where one could monitor all the releases, major AND minor, along with the changes.

    #7553

    nickthegeek
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    Thank you for the recommendation. Generally the “minor” updates are not announced because there usually isn’t a need to upgrade. When the update is fixing an important bug we do try to send out notifications. I’ll check to see if there might be a way to be more active in sending update availability information out. Generally it isn’t intended that child themes be updated however.

    #7612

    brother7
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    I like to have the latest and greatest. If it’s important enough for StudioPress to release it, then I want it.

    With stealth, unannounced releases, it makes it hard for users like me.

    #7648

    nickthegeek
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    Post count: 751

    We are making some changes to the development system so it might be possible to have an update system like this. I can’t promise anything, but I can see if it might be possible to create a feed of sorts for users looking to the latest. The difficulty is separating theme updates from development updates that are not live. We do plenty of behind the scene updates, especially with Genesis, before pushing the release product out there.

    #10484

    brother7
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    EXAMPLE: Genesis framework 1.9.0 was released yesterday, 1/7/2013. The next day, it was updated to 1.9.1. But the update wasn’t announced anywhere as far as I can tell. I just checked the StudioPress Twitter account… no announcement. I checked the StudioPress blog… nothing. If the core framework is updated, doesn’t that warrant an announcement?

     

    #10485

    nickthegeek
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    Post count: 751

    An email went out to the mailing list and there was a blog post on the 1.9.0 update

    http://www.studiopress.com/releases/genesis-framework-19.htm

    The 1.9.1 update addresses an issue and was pushed as soon as we found the problem. Since the 1.9.0 updates are literally still being read for the very first time by the majority of users we didn’t do a second email campaign or blog update.

    #10685

    Gary Jones
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    Post count: 686

    Something like api.studiopress.com/themes that returns JSON data of the SP themes, version number, last updated etc.?


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