[wp-hackers] Plugins "update not checked"interface

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Jun 11 18:19:18 GMT 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Stephen Rider
<wp-hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 23:03:06 -0700,  wrote:
>> For the phrasing, how about:

Nobody really cares what the phrasing is. Get it working. Worry about
the color of the bikeshed later. :)

> One last thing -- I know there is a push to get rid of the "update stripe".
>  I dislike it as well, and would love to replace it with something better.
> Although that has become part of the discussion, that change will most
> likely _not_ be in this patch.  I think if the patch focuses tightly on the
> goal of "not found" info being returned from the server -- which only Matt
> and Co. can do -- we have a better chance of getting that change made.
> _Then_ we can go back and push for the changes that we can code entirely
> ourselves. ;)

Agreed, but they can't change the server output until a change is made
in WordPress itself. Look closely at the wp_plugin_update_row
function. If there is any sort of response from the server for a given
plugin check, it says that there's an update available. In order for
them to send back a "not found" sort of flag, WP would need to
recognize it first.

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