[wp-hackers] Checking plugins versions

Arne Brachhold himself at arnebrachhold.de
Tue Jan 2 15:44:58 GMT 2007


there was a thread about this topic and the possible technologies some
time ago on this list, see


I don't know if somebody (Computer Guru?) continued to develop the
plugin, but maybe this information is useful for you.

Best regards,


On 1/2/07, Alex Günsche <ag.ml2007 at zirona.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-01-02 at 06:39 -0800, Russ Gilman-Hunt wrote:
> > Could we, perhaps, use RSS to accomplish the same thing? If we used
> > ATOM, we could even include a patch as an attachment. Your meta-plugin
> > could work similarily to an aggregating service like feedburner. That
> > way we don't have yet-another-XML-Specification.
> I agree with you that an existing specification should be prefered,
> given it meets the requirements for such a framework.
> Appending patches sounds like a great idea, although I'm afraid this
> would produce complications with file permissions (especially with
> novice users). It also could potentially cause a variety of security
> issues.
> However, I would happily proceed working on the plugin; but if
> Automattic says they are working on a core implementation, I don't see
> the sense of further programming this plugin. (Actually, the reason why
> I stopped developing it in the first time is because there was this
> confusion about who already works on such an implementation.) Therefore
> I'd like to wait for a clear signal, whether such a plugin is desired or
> not. Of course, I could go on, and the code could be later merged with
> another implementation, be it a plugin or in the core.
> Regards,
> Alex
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