Incredible. I just upgraded to WordPress 1.5 with the click of a link.
My hosting company (HostMatters) makes available through my site’s control panel a tool called Fantastico!. Googling around, it seems like this is a common feature offered by many web host services; if yours doesn’t provide it, I highly recommend finding one that does.
For those of you not in the know, Fantastico is a cpanel extension that allows for easy installation and upgrades of many common webapps (seemingly all PHP-based). I had originally used Fantastico to install WordPress 1.2 for my site. Today I checked back in and saw that the upgrade to 1.5 was available, and I took the plunge. All seems to be working, and I get Alan’s favorite theme upgrade by default.
I’m looking forward to playing with the new features…