I have been maintaining several Wordpress blogs (all currently running 2.8.3 as of the time of writing). I logged in earlier today, and found that there was a new release. Of course, I wanted to have them all updated at the soonest possible time.

By practice, I download the zipped file to apply them manually onto our source code repositories for update. Usually, I find this useful because I get to see what the changes really were for the new release. I was surprised to see that the new version I downloaded was a complete joke.

I got Wordpress 2.8.4 here. I downloaded the file also inside the server, for a quick copy of the latest version, in case it will be needed. Applying it to local copy of the repository, I found some big joke. Amusing, but also confusing.

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Now tell me.. Is this real? Could I be wrong? Could this be a mistake perhaps? Where is the security release? I'm not moving a muscle.