[wp-hackers] Plugin dependency checking

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Thu Jun 18 14:10:52 GMT 2009

On Jun 18, 2009, at 1:22 AM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> In earlier emails on this thread we discussed how interfaces could  
> be managed on wordpress.org with a fallback to interfaces defined  
> locally in a plugin which fully addresses this issue. If you read  
> back through this entire thread you can to see the direction we were  
> headed. Without speaking for them I believe scribu and Stephen were  
> appreciating this direction.

Just for the record, I am not a fan of plugins depending on some  
service from a web site -- wordpress.org or otherwise.*  (If it's  
specific to the plugin -- e.g. Akismet -- fine, but not in a sense  
general to all plugins.)

So long as plugins can register interfaces locally, I'm okay with the  
site registration being a possibility....


* This is already an issue for me with plugins and the auto-update: My  
plugins are not hosted on Extend, and as a result they are not checked  
for updates -- but the WP update check implicitly says "there are no  
updates for this plugin" by way of complete silence.

Stephen Rider

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