The blogging software upgrade has been completed – actually several upgrades in one: by the time I’d finished the upgrade to 188.8.131.52 there was a new version released! So I waited to push everything out until I could get 1.5.2 installed – two upgrades for the price of one.
And it’s actually even better than that: we’re running a single install of WordPress with each individual blog linked to that source (and some cleverness in config.php to determine which database to use) – so one source update upgrades all our blogs. Now in the 1.5 branch we can finally start using the WP Themes structure to lay out and style the blogs, instead of major hackery with CSS files by Eric. Much nicer for everyone.
We’re coming from the 1.2 branch, so this was a fairly big upgrade, please keep us posted if anything looks off or weird. Features to look for include a creator tag in the RSS feeds (so you can see who wrote it without clicking through), improved CAPTCHA spam protection, and numerous improvements on the admin side that most of you won’t actually see. But trust me, it’s better. 🙂