That’s right as the title said it. Do not download WordPress 2.0.3. For a while now, I’ve recieved a standing warning on WordPress 2.0.3 which has some security fixes but introduces some new annoying bugs particularly the “Are You Sure” bug which fortunately for us has a plugin that fixes it temporarily.
I know security is important but unless you want to be stuck with a new set of bugs (assuming you’re too lazy to work those fat fingers of yours and download the plugin fix), then you might as well risk it. To date, the current 2.0.3 version will not be removed and will remain until the next version release. I don’t know much about marketing but I would assume that this is a very bad idea to begin with especially if you want to instill public confidance that you’re not putting out a product that’s less than satisfactory. It’s irresponsible and downright dangerous to pull something that Microsoft would do. I thought being open source is supposed to cut down on the times that something like this can happen?
Then again, I can’t say I blame them, WordPress is built on those of us that have time to spare to take a look at a the code and build up on it, after which its squeezed through those of us who alpha and beta test it through the SVN. There are times when hiccups can happen and we don’t pick it up because there are just too many ways to use WordPress and we can’t cover all of it.
That aside, at least we should be given the public option to still download Version 2.0.2 rather than keeping to 2.0.3 which is known to be buggy, or even repeated messages saying that we should not download 2.0.3 until a proper fix has been resolved. Since they are not doing it, I’m doing my part to spread the word around. Do not download version 2.0.3 yet. If you’re new user, you can download WordPress 2.0.2 which is stable and far from any annoying bugs and just so happen to have a copy with me.
In final defense of the blogging software I have spent a long time dabbling with, here in WordPress we have a saying that “Code is Poetry”. I guess it said nothing about being perfect. You have been warned alright.