I personally think that the forum on Drupal.org needs to be updated using a modern software like phpBB or vBulletin. If we updated the forums, then people could gain support, advice, tips, and knowledge of Drupal by actively talking to its community in a better organized and controlled environment than the one they are presented with today.
This is an out of the box idea. While readingm please forget technical difficulties. Look at other software: Firefox/chrome/mobile apps. They all auto update. Could we not arrange that the drupal core (or a distribution) automagically updates itself? This could more easily be done between major versions, it is too late for drupal 7 to do this, but drupal 8 could do this. It could itself get the latest security patches(in ...more »