Well, I’ve spent all of fifteen minutes upgrading from 2.7x to 2.8 on the server, including time to upgrade a handful of plugins that I’ve been putting off.
I like the new behind-the-scenes layout, though it’s a significant change that will take a bit of time to get used to. The plugin auto-upgrade feature is rather handy for those times when you just don’t feel like opening a term or can’t for technical reasons. I’d never enabled it in 2.7, so it’s new to me.
I was surprised that my layout and widgets all seem to be functional after the upgrade, and I was even more surprised when a long overdue update for the Livejournal Crossposter plugin showed up in my list of upgrades. Considering I’ve been limping along with a manually modified 1.x version of that from when the developer went AWOL…
Now that the electronic house is in order, back to packing and getting the real life one in order.
Update: One item with the LJ-XP upgrade; it uses a default hostname of www.livejournal.com, which then tosses a bogus error about not being able to get db master at /home/lj/cgi-bin/User.pm – this doesn’t appear to be documented anywhere… Do NOT use the default; remove the www. and use livejournal.com instead, and it works fine.