[wp-hackers] Re: Dotclear-like install script

Xavier Borderie xavier at borderie.net
Tue Nov 11 22:05:13 GMT 2008

Created a ticket for this, with 2.9 milestone:


2008/11/11 Xavier Borderie <xavier at borderie.net>:
> 2.7's automatic upgrade tool is incredibly useful, and will save time
> to all WP users.
> But users will still have to install WP manually (or, for pre-2.7
> users, upgrade manually, or using the WPAU upgrade), which brings them
> back to the old world of overlong file transferts through FTP, for
> almost 7 Mb and 700 files.
> Now that WP has a real-deal upgrade tool with the adequate server
> support, it would be cooler to go one step further: have user only
> download/transfert a single PHP file, and let it do all the dirty
> work. If we can do it for upgrades, would it be that hard to do for
> installs?
> Dotclear, a nifty and pretty advanced blog tool from France, does just
> that: their 2.1 added automatic upgrade along with single-file install
> - which makes for, as they write, "the most reliable and easy way to
> install Dotclear 2".
> http://dotclear.org/blog/post/2008/11/01/Release-of-Dotclear-2.1
> http://dotclear.org/download
> http://www.dotclear.net/blog/post/2008/10/19/auto-install
> (explanation, in french)
> (google translation of above post)
> Their dotclear2-loader.php file is a mere 12 Kb, less than 500 lines,
> checks for many things... and is GPL :)
> I'm not saying we should steal their hard work, but I think that after
> 2.7 auto upgrade, have auto-install in 2.8 would be another great
> addition.
> --
> Xavier Borderie

Xavier Borderie

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