[wp-hackers] WordPress plugin update bugs

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Mon Oct 1 22:11:46 GMT 2007

+1 on this.  From a user standpoint this is messed up, as WordPress  
_seems_ to check all plugins for updates, but silently is _not_  
checking many of them.

We need to either allow plugins not directly hosted at Wordpress  
(including non-GPL) to play, or make it clear within the interface  
which plugins are being checked and which are not.  As configuration  
problems can prevent even WP hosted plugins from being checked, I  
would think _both_ suggestions should be pursued.

I understand the desire to champion open-source licensing, but  
putting that _before_ usability seems like some skewed priorities to me.


On Sep 30, 2007, at 8:00 AM, Omry Yadan wrote:

> now, what about non-gpl [compatible] plugins?
> how can those plugins receive the same service?
> do we agree that for the sake of the users, it's better to enable  
> this functionality for all plugins, regardless of their license?
> (for the record, I don't have much to gain here personally, my own  
> plugin got it's o

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