[wp-hackers] Revisiting phone home and privacy

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Dec 9 18:10:44 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 11:56 AM,  <usleepless at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The thing is expressly designed to check for plugin updates. You can't
>> check for updates to a plugin without actually telling the update
>> server what the plugins actually are.
> nonsense. just provide a file which contains a list of all plugins+latest
> version #.

The plugin repo currently contains 11056 plugins:

Seems a tad inefficient to download that list every 12 hours or so.

> this is no rocket science, it has been done before: freebsd ports / linux
> repository/package managers ( apt )

apt and the like are extremely inefficient in this same way, in point of fact.

> there must be hidden motives / politics here.... or just plain ignorance.

Why so personal?

Sent from Memphis, TN, United States

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