[wp-hackers] Plugin dependency checking

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Fri Jun 12 02:01:34 GMT 2009

"scribu" <scribu at gmail.com> write:
> How about we just use the Extend slug for plugins hosted there 
> and a full url for the rest? The following examples would all be
> valid identifiers:

> All-in-1 SEO Pack
> all-in-1-seo-pack
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-1-seo-pack
> http://example.com/some-other-plugin *

Interesting. Looks good to me.

> * The said URL would have to provide an API similar to that on Exend.
> In other words, if you have a plugin called Master hosted on your 
> site and your site could provide automatic updates for that plugin, 
> then Master could also be used as a base plugin.

Sounds good. I do think we might be looking for trouble asking sites to implement a hosted API similar to extend, that is unless we provide a reference implementation, or better yet provide it as part of the WordPress distribution or a well-known plugin.



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