Excerpts from Platonides's message of Sun Aug 01 17:39:19 -0400 2010:
I'm not sure that's comparable. If WordPress
complains for being an old
version, unsavy users will want it to be upgraded for them. Whereas if
they watched the relevant mailing list they probably have the required
skills to manually update.
(Since they chose a 'managed' mediawiki, it's not that they would be
required to do it anyway)
Right, so it's an interesting combination of factors.
* Does the application tell the user that their version is out of date?
* Does the application let an unsavvy user upgrade the application with
a single click?
Our experience suggests that if the answers to these questions are yes,
unsavvy users will definitely exercise the feature.
Does that mean that they chose that version despite
I wonder if all those 1.5.8 installs are due to thinking 1.5 is greater
No, that just means they installed 1.5.8 back when it was still the default,
and then we didn't manage to upgrade them.
There's probably some interesting knowledge on
looking how they patched
it, but I don't know how to easily extract it.
A good starting point would probablyb e "most edited files".