[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #5117: WordPress (plugin) updates do not warn about unknown plugins

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Wed Oct 3 22:17:55 GMT 2007

#5117: WordPress (plugin) updates do not warn about unknown plugins
 Reporter:  Quandary        |        Owner:  matt 
     Type:  defect          |       Status:  new  
 Priority:  high            |    Milestone:  2.3.1
Component:  Administration  |      Version:  2.3  
 Severity:  normal          |   Resolution:       
 Keywords:  admin, plugins  |  
Changes (by jhodgdon):

  * component:  General => Administration


 Just a bit of perspective on why someone whose plugins are under the GPL
 wouldn't want to host at wp.org. The reason I don't host mine on wp.org is
 that I was already maintaining my own SVN repositories and download
 scripts on my web site for other purposes (I distribute some non-WP free
 software as well as WP plugins). I didn't feel like the extra hassel of
 dealing with two different publish/download mechanisms was worth the extra
 exposure, since I do not actually care how many people find and use my

 On the other hand, if all I had to do when I released a new version is
 update one readme file on wp.org, so that the plugin update checking would
 figure out there was a new version and alert my users, I might put the
 time in to figure that out. So:

 +1 on stub README files on wp.org (and I don't care if it's restricted to
 GPL plugins)

 +1 on red exclamation mark, green check, orange question mark idea, except
 that I don't think anything else in the admin screens uses images to
 indicate status. Maybe it was one of the other tickets in this series of
 three that suggested adding a column to the plugin screen and putting the
 status message there? I like that idea too.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5117#comment:9>
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