[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #1476: WordPress Update Notification

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Tue Aug 14 18:24:41 GMT 2007

#1476: WordPress Update Notification
 Reporter:  mdawaffe        |        Owner:  pishmishy  
     Type:  enhancement     |       Status:  assigned   
 Priority:  normal          |    Milestone:  2.3 (trunk)
Component:  Administration  |      Version:  2.1        
 Severity:  normal          |   Resolution:             
 Keywords:  update upgrade  |  
Comment (by pishmishy):

 Replying to [comment:26 westi]:
 >  1. Only one request should be made each time to the update notification


 >  1. Downtime on the update server must not slow the load time of the
 blog - i.e. at least use ajax like the dashboard does and probably run the
 check calls using the builting cron functionality.

 The dashboard feeds don't work if Javascript is disabled. I don't think
 this is acceptable for something more critical which is why I've avoided
 javascript and ajax.

 I don't know much about the cron functionality - I'll look into that -
 will have to be careful to make sure that WordPress installs don't all hit
 the server at the same time.

 >  1. XML-RPC is a bit heavy for this as it requires processing on the
 serverside at the update beacon - a REST based service would be much
 better - e.g. http://update-service.org/wordpress/<version>/ would return
 the update info for <version> of WordPress.

 Agreed - far less complicated. I'll work on (at least ;-)) the two points
 we've agreed on this evening.


Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1476#comment:27>
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