I was looking at this one as a real yawner. I consider myself almost obsessive about updating but I was going to take a pass on this one. Then, I saw this was fixed, and I thought wot the hell…
So I copied all the files over, just dumped them right on top of my 2.0.4 install (no backup, no candles, no chanting, I Run With Scissors). Went to an admin page to force the upgrade check, did the prompts to do the database upgrade… Then I RAN to my admin/Plugins page and experienced a form of ecstasy reserved for the truly obsessive geek: The Plugins were listed in alphabetical order. OMG. What a concept! WP used to sort them in alphabetical order, but they were translated to Mandarin first, sorted, then translated back to English. Who says those dev guys don’t have a sense of humor?
I can sleep well tonight. Finally.
Oh, and for some WordPress 2.0.5 users reporting Server 500 error after upgrading, check Mark Jaquith’s post and fix here: Some WordPress 2.0.5 users reporting Server 500 error