[wp-hackers] wp-filesystem

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Sun Mar 2 18:11:16 GMT 2008

DD32 wrote:
> On Sun, 02 Mar 2008 17:59:35 +1100, Jacob Santos <wordpress at santosj.name> wrote:
>> I'll say, that since I haven't been able to get it to work and don't
>> have enough time to pinpoint where the problem is that you should
>> probably try it and give feedback on what is occurring. It is
>> fascinating, but I feel that others won't be able to get it to work
>> either. Once I get enough time, I think I'll rather work with DD32 on
>> adding support for Subversion. I think also test cases could also be
>> written and if I had time, I would do that also.
> What doesnt work exactly? whats the error message(if any?)
> It doesnt work on a host of mine, Its something to do with the Zip decompression class, I think its due to a 32bit OS(or maybe 64bit OS)
> Re: Subversion:
> The plugin updater isnt exactly designed for that, Its designed to keep plugins up to date with the latest stable version from wordpress.org
> I have a few plugins i keep updated via svn myself, I've simply got a cron job which does an "svn up" on all the plugin folders every night, works pretty nicely for me.
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I sent you an email about the problem, I'm having, but to reiterate, the 
latest commit fixes all errors for me. The problem I'm having is 
something entirely different now.

I do think that having both a SVN plugin/theme installer and upgrader is 
an excellent idea along with FTP. I have been thinking about doing that 
also, building a bash script which updates WordPress and all of the 
plugins in one go. However, I think for convenience, I would rather 
checkout the plugin (until the installer is made) and then have 
WordPress update the checkout when I click on the link. It should bypass 
the FTP information.

I'll rather not debate the issue and eventually, I hope to create it 
myself. I think your system is excellent, but I do think that even users 
with Subversion WordPress checkout can use SVN plugin/theme upgrader. 
Until Subversion is supported, your system will work fine (once the 
problem I'm having is worked out).


Jacob Santos

http://www.santosj.name - blog
http://funcdoc.wordpress.com - WordPress Documentation Blog/Guide Licensed under GPLv2

Also known as darkdragon and santosj on WP trac.

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