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

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Wed Aug 15 11:04:03 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 has-patch dev-feedback  |  
Comment (by westi):

 Replying to [comment:33 pishmishy]:
 > Replying to [comment:32 westi]:
 > > I think the only thing left for me before we get this live it to
 decide exactly how much of the text displayed should be hard coded as it
 is now or should be returned by the REST service.
 > >
 > > For me I would like to see all the displayed text be returned from the
 REST service to enable very specific messages - like when a security
 release is made this could be highlighted and when a major version release
 is made a short list of new features could be displayed.
 > I think displaying all the text in the REST service might be difficult
 from an internationalization point of view as we'll be stuck with whatever
 phrases the server sends us. Perhaps having the rest output as "2.2.2,
 This version was released to fix a security problem" instead of just
 "2.2.2" might be useful. Then combine the version number, set phrases and
 messages together into something that can at least be partly translated by

 True it does make internationalisation difficult.

 Maybe we need a set of phrases which can then be translated and the REST
 service lets you know which phrase to use and provides the configurable
 part of the phrase (e.g. version number:

 Some example phrases (excuse my poor english):

  1. WordPress version %s, a major functionality update has been released.
  1. WordPress version %s, is available with fixes for %n known security
  1. WordPress version %s, is available with fixes for %n bugs.

 IMHO all these strings should also link to the blog post announcing the
 release (another piece of info which the rest service should provide)

 We should then be able to extend the list in the future if we have other
 update messages we want to display.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1476#comment:34>
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