[wp-hackers] Bundled Plug-ins
eric at eamann.com
Sat Oct 2 15:12:07 UTC 2010
I've just become very sensitive to anything asking me to update immediately
after I install what I'm told is the latest version. It's a bit confusing
to download a fresh file, install it, and immediately see any kind of
"update available" message.
No, I like the idea of including the plugin with WordPress core ... but it
would be nice if we could somehow update the core download package (the ZIP
file you get when clicking "download" on wordpress.org) when externals are
> Many software distributions, once installed will check if there was an
update. This is pretty common practice from what I've seen.
Just because it's a common practice doesn't mean it's the right way to do
things or something we should embrace. Anything that can potentially
confuse a user is "bad" in my book, common practice or no ...
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[mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Paul
Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2010 7:21 AM
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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Bundled Plug-ins
On Oct 2, 2010, at 10:05 AM, Eric Mann wrote:
> conjurs up flashbacks of the endless
> update-reboot-update-reboot cycle that drives many people away from
> Microsoft Windows.
Really? That is a little dramatic I think. The Akismet upgrade doesn't force
you to reboot your server or anything close.
Would you rather have the plugin excluded from the WordPress core? Then you
would need to download and install it separate. Many software distributions,
once installed will check it there was an update. This is pretty common
practice from what I've seen.
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