[wp-hackers] Plugin Update Checker
viper at viper007bond.com
Tue Apr 3 11:51:18 GMT 2007
If your project does get accepted, I think I'll code my own anyway for the
hell of it. I have some ideas and think it'll be fun to code, even if my
code never gets used anywhere. ;)
On 4/3/07, DD32 <wordpress at dd32.id.au> wrote:
> > Are you hosting the development of this somewhere (such as the
> > wp-plugins SVN) so we can all join in?
> At present i've only got a local SVN repos of it, i've not got any public
> releases of code whatsoever.
> Since i've put this in for a GSoC proposal, i dont know if i've been
> accepted or not. (not until the 11th).
> If accepted i'll be putting it up onto wp.org's plugin repos and hosting
> the dev. files there, so anyone will be able to check them out while
> progress is made.
> If its not accepted, i'll put it up on the wp.org repos and let anyone
> help out, But if its being done as a project for GSoC, my understanding is
> that its supposed to be mainly the student working on the code.
> > For the update checking bit the code out of my own update checker (
> > www.mutube.com/projects/wordpress/update-manager/ ) could probably be
> > gutted and used for the display. It checks with the data from
> > wp-plugins.net rather than wp-plugins.org.
> I took a look at your plugin previously, and took a few ideas from that.
> > Wp-plugins.net chucks out the data in serialised variable form, e.g.
> > http://wp-plugins.net/get_plugin_data.php?filter=im-online ( see:
> > http://wp-plugins.net/faq.html ) which might be worth a thought - it
> > avoids overhead of xml / feeds especially when you're checking
> > multiple plugins.
> Serialized data is a good idea actually, the XML files arnt that large
> reality, but certainly add up, serialised data is much easier to convert
> into readable data for PHP as well (without having to go through XML
> dealing functions/classes)
> Now that i know how to get the wp-plugins.net data i'll look into the
> format and work around that, as well as around wp.org.
> I'm uploading some screen shots of what the plugin currently looks like to
> here: http://dd32.id.au/files/wp-update/
> I'm only working on it when i've got some spare time right now, Uni
> assignments have to get done as well! :(
> On Tue, 03 Apr 2007 19:24:24 +1000, Martin Fitzpatrick
> <martin.fitzpatrick at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 03/04/07, DD32 <wordpress at dd32.id.au> wrote:
> >> I've put a Summer of Code project proposal in for that idea..
> >> Plus a few other things in there,
> >> I've allready started working on related parts of it, and plan on
> >> releasing something even if my proposal isnt accepted.
> >> I'm planning on having it being able to automatically install most
> >> plugins/themes, and checking updates periodically automatically.
> > Martin
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