Effortless WordPress Upgrade

Woke up this morning, and found WordPress, the software that powers this blog, released a bug fix version 2.0.1. So I logged onto my DreamHost account via SSH, and

  1. $ wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz
  2. $ tar zxvf latest.tar.gz
  3. $ cd wordpress/
  4. $ tar cf - . | (cd ~/scott.yang.id.au; tar xvf -)
  5. $ wget -O - http://scott.yang.id.au/wp-admin/upgrade.php?step=1 > /dev/null

Done! Software upgraded, and it is happy serving web pages again. Repeat step 4 and 5 for all my other WordPress running sites. Way too easy. It is what I call an effortless upgrade..

I wondered when will other agile web development framework (RoR, Django, etc) catch up.