WordPress 2.2

On behalf of the entire WordPress team, I’m proud and excited to announce the immediate availability of version 2.2 “Getz” for download. This version includes a number of new features, most notably Widgets integration, and over two hundred bug fixes. It’s named in honor of tenor saxophonist Stan Getz.

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I typically try to update my WordPress web sites with the changed files since Mark provides a changed files archive. For kicks I decided to use WinMerge to compare the new version to the old version. After spending a couple of minutes creating a WinMerge filter to omit the wp-content directory, I see that there are 148 changed files and 22 new files. My filter may not be entirely accurate but that is a lot of files. Updating to the new version with an updated file list does not make sense to me. I am going to upload the new WordPress version to my website and upgrade to the latest version the “normal” way with one little modification. Due to problems I have had in the past with deleting files on my web server, I rename the original directories rather than deleting them.