Imho I think it would be really good to able to upgrade/update core software, themes and addons via the admin area. Apart from it being a huge time saver, it will encourage webmasters to keep their forums updated and their licenses renewed. I know there is an add-on that does it but I feel this should be a core feature.
There is an implication that this could be "automatic" but I think the general consensus is that would need to be confirmed or only optionally or conditionally automatic so I'm comfortable with calling this a duplicate.
No problem Chris. I wasn't requesting for 'automatic update' as the title of the other thread suggests. I was only requesting an easier way to handle manual upgrades via the admin panel. I feel like it would be really beneficial to have an update notification appear in the admin area with links to initiate upgrade process without needing to come to this website. In the other thread, some participants were arguing exclusively against 'automatic' because of its title. May be it might help to change its title to include manual updates too. Thanks.