Well, it’s been over a month since WordPress 3.0 was released, so it’s not surprising to see a maintenance release being made available. This one fixes a pile of major minor issues, but as far as I know, there are no immediate screaming security holes that demand an urgent update.
Full details with links to downloads and all the gory developer details are available on the development blog.
The automatic update from 3.0 worked for me without any need to kick anything. Good stuff.
Back to the airshow for some actual flying this time. This is a shot of the Twister Duo, a new aerobatic team flying the nifty Silence Twister planes, which have more than a little of the Spitfire about them, especially in the shape of the wings:
I mentioned back in June that I was giving Safari 5 a whirl as my default browser on my Macs. Well, here we are, nearly two months later, and I’m still using it, which is the longest I’ve stuck with a different browser since I adopted Firefox, which was probably around 2004 or thereabouts.
There was only one thing that irritated me – the lack of a Firefox-style extensions framework, and in particular the lack of AdBlock, which removes unwanted adverts from pages. Now if you have a site that depends on advertising to run, you probably don’t like people talking about AdBlock, but if like me, you’re sick of badly-designed sites that pause part-way through loading because some remotely-hosted Flash advert is taking way too long to load, you’ll probably love it.
Safari 5.0.1 has now been released together with the currently quite small but likely to grow Safari Extensions Gallery. As Safari, like Google Chrome, uses the Webkit engine, it’s possible for extensions written for Chrome to be ported to Safari, which should help with that. And one of the first to be available is AdBlock for Safari, woo, hoo. Install this and you’ll get a new icon on your toolbar which leads to an option page that will let you choose lists to subscribe to, and to manage your whitelists and blacklists. Usefully, you can allow ads on a site by pressing Ctrl+Shift+L or block by pressing Ctrl+Shift+K.
I’ve tried a few sites with it enabled, and it does speed things up quite nicely – it actually stops the unwanted material from downloading rather than just hiding it.
This is a good start, and a bit of competition won’t hurt Firefox.