[wp-hackers] Simplicity in 2.next
ryan at boren.nu
Wed Feb 8 01:26:50 GMT 2006
Owen Winkler wrote:
> If wp-plugins.org is not the official place that provides announcements,
> downloads, and support for a plugin that I write, then what advantage do
> I get by confusing users with what is essentially an irregularly updated
> What are the benefits of the official plugin infrastructure beyond
> hosting? When talking about promotion, are we talking about promoting
> the plugins or their authors? How does that happen?
If a plugin in wp-plugins needs to be updated to work with a new
release, the crack team of plugin gardeners can fix it and commit the
change. I can't fix a plugin that lives in a repository to which I do
not have committ access. That's the main advantage from my point of view.
So, if we have to break some compatibility during a WP development
cycle, I can write a script that crawls across the wp-plugins repository
looking for plugins that need to be updated. When we bust post_status
up into post_status and post_type, for example, this ability will be
very handy. I can see what the impact on plugins will be.
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