[wp-hackers] Plugin dependency checking

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Fri Jun 12 04:06:32 GMT 2009

On Jun 11, 2009, at 9:56 PM, Burt Adsit wrote:

> Just to throw some more into the mix. What happens now when a base  
> plugin is auto updated? It seems to change the sequence of the base  
> plugin in the active plugins list. Thus crashing all dependent  
> plugins. Happened about an hour ago.

Well... the thing we're talking about doesn't exist yet.  We're  
discussing hypothetical changes to Core WP.

What will happen (roughly speaking) is this:

All activated normal plugins will load.  Next, all activated dependent  
plugins will load, IF their respective required Master plugins are  
also active.

Plugins will go in rounds.  Theoretically a dependent plugin could  
also be a Master to a third plugin, which would activate in the  
*third* round....


Stephen Rider

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