[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #29719: Connection error to WordPress.org when HTTP calls disabled

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#29719: Connection error to WordPress.org when HTTP calls disabled
 Reporter:  grapplerulrich   |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)     |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Upgrade/Install  |     Version:  4.0
 Severity:  minor            |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                   |     Focuses:  administration

Comment (by najamelan):

 These are a few of the fixes I made for this:


 It might not be the best way, and it's definitely not complete. I
 discovered another error message the other day somewhere in the dashboard,
 but I don't remember where right at the moment.

 In general the problem is the design choices of wordpress, I think it
 wasn't build with flexibility in mind (eg. it assumes an internet
 connection, it assumes your domain doesn't change, it assumes mysql as a
 db, ...) and I think it has never been rewritten from scratch to make it
 proper object oriented (eg. way less if else checks all over the place).

 All that to say I couldn't make you a formal patch because I don't
 understand nor agree with the current design choices of wp and I don't
 know how this would best be fixed other than rewriting the entire core to
 make less assumptions all over the place.

 Hope it helps someone forward. I will try to hunt down that error I had
 the other day and add it to that github branch for other people trying to
 have a reference of all places where the core assumes internet.

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