[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #37301: A way to test plugin/theme installs and updates before applying

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Thu Jul 7 12:46:17 UTC 2016

#37301: A way to test plugin/theme installs and updates before applying
 Reporter:  Zuige            |       Owner:
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Plugins          |     Version:  4.4.3
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                   |     Focuses:  ui, administration

Comment (by jdgrimes):

 I have been thinking about something like this for a while now. What I was
 thinking though was that rather than the user manually testing, each
 plugin would just include a suite of tests that WordPress would run
 automatically in the background each time it detected a new update. So the
 update would be hidden if it wasn't compatible, or the user would be given
 a warning message if they attempted to update. If the tests passed, the
 user would just see the update as they normally do and just has to click
 update to install.

 However, until plugins adopted this and started shipping automated tests
 with the source, manually checking by the user would still be necessary, I

 If you start working on a feature project @Zuige, let me know. I'd be
 interested in participating. I think automatic update verification is the
 future of the web.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/37301#comment:6>
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