[wp-hackers] plugin updater mechanism

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Thu Mar 20 20:35:53 GMT 2008

I have never deactivated a plugin before manually upgrading it, why
would an automatic upgrade be any different?

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 11:59 AM, Robert R. Marsh, SJ
<rmarshsj at hotmail.com> wrote:
>   I may be missing something in my reading of the code of the automatic
>  plugin update facility but shouldn't it deactivate the plugin before
>  replacing it with the new version and then reactivate that? How else are
>  plugins supposed to handle versioning issues? Given the difficulty of the
>  actual file system code the de/re-activate stuff should be a minor fix.
>  Rob
>  http://rmarsh.com
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