[wp-hackers] Automatic Plugin Updater
grijalva at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 00:08:27 GMT 2006
Difficult, yes. Worthwhile if i can make it work, also yes. At the very
least, being able to quickly see which plugins have updates available and
download them all from within the admin would be very helpful.
On 2/17/06, Ryan Duff <ryan at ryanduff.net> wrote:
> Andy Skelton wrote:
> > On 2/17/06, Dave Grijalva <grijalva at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I'm working on a plugin to make it easy to upgrade installed plugins to
> >> their latest versions. It will operate similarly to the FireFox
> >> update system. I'm wondering if maybe this should be part of the core
> >> instead of a plugin. Any thoughts?
> > We've learned from the uploading and caching functions just how tricky
> > it can be to make directories and write files on some setups. Remember
> > that most people don't leave their plugins directory writable by the
> > server. Hunt down the people who had the worst troubles (see trac and
> > the wp-hackers and wp-testers archives) and ask them to test for you.
> > In the interest of making your work viable as a core feature, take
> > very good care with security and making it work on as many platforms
> > as possible.
> > Andy
> As a short time user of Dr Dave's plugin manager, I learned how quickly
> things can get messed up. Permissions, plugins not working because of
> bad permissions, not being able to delete plugins, etc.. I still think
> this is a difficult proposition. It would be nice to see it working, but
> installing things automatically on a web server and keeping them working
> is very different than installing them in a PC environment.
> Ryan Duff
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