[wp-hackers] Idea for a GSoC project

Alex Andrews awgandrews at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 18:00:47 GMT 2008

Isn't there going to be something on the Dashboard telling you updates
are available for your plugins? There should almost certainly be.

I'm really loving this move of making the API much richer and
therefore making adding plugins and themes incredibly intuitive for
anyone. Just select, click, password and install.


On 27/03/2008, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:
> Really back-of-the-dinner-napkin here, but I've been thinking about
>  how we now have a Comments bubble notifying us of issues needing our
>  attention.  I would LOVE something similar for the plugins (and
>  eventually for themes) but I think additions to api.wordpress.org
>  would make the entire thing VERY compelling.
>  Here's what I think needs fleshing out: additional plugin/theme update
>  metadata.  i.e., the Plugins screen (and something in the
>  Dashboard/top nav links, ideally) shouldn't just notify a blog admin
>  that there are updates out there, but also what /sorts/ of updates are
>  available.  Feature updates are /very/ different than security ones
>  and can/should therefore be handled differently by theme authors,
>  plugin devs and blog admins alike.  So there should be some way for
>  devs/authors to note what sort of update
>  (bugfix/feature/security/etc.) a release is and perhaps even the
>  severity of the update, in the case of security ones.
>  I'd also love a "Don't bug me about this release again, just tell me
>  next time ANOTHER release is available" button per plugin update, but
>  that's way down the list.
>  --
> -Doug
>  http://literalbarrage.org/blog/
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