|Issue tags:||Update manager|
Update manager is now in core (#538660: Move update manager upgrade process into new authorize.php file (and make it actually work)), meaning end-users can upgrade missing updates (and install new code) via the web UI. Yay!
Unfortunately, making it able to upgrade Drupal core was just too complicated for the initial patch, and threatened to derail the entire effort getting into D7. Sadly, I think this is going to have to be punted to D8, but I'm opening an issue about it for discussion and so we have a stake in the ground for this effort in the future.