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 »
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.