[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #46938: Prevent activation of incompatible plugins without valid readme.txt

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Sun Apr 21 15:57:05 UTC 2019

#46938: Prevent activation of incompatible plugins without valid readme.txt
 Reporter:  afragen                              |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement                          |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  Awaiting
                                                 |  Review
Component:  Plugins                              |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                               |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  servehappy has-patch dev-feedback    |     Focuses:
  needs-testing                                  |

Comment (by afragen):

 Replying to [comment:6 swissspidy]:
 > > Many plugins already declare these
 > So they are technically doing_it_wrong at the moment, no?
 I’m not clear how adding a header comment is doing_it_wrong. I have
 personally used these headers in most of my plugins and check for them for
 precisely this purpose in GitHub Updater.

 I think the decision is do we wish to create a method of testing plugins
 that are not in wp.org or do we not. I obviously have a preference.

 Perhaps a few more core committers could give an up or down opinion.

 > > This might also be useful for mu-plugins.
 > mu-plugins can't be activated or deactivated. They are always on. If
 someone adds an mu-plugin, they probably know what they're doing.

 Absolutely correct.

 Thanks @swissspidy for your insight. It is greatly appreciated.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/46938#comment:7>
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