[wp-hackers] [GSoC 2011] My idea for "Moving Wordpress"

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Mon Mar 28 19:20:40 UTC 2011

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Deepak Mittal <dpac.mittal2 at gmail.com>wrote:

> My idea is to use a group of methods for database movement which would
> allow the plugin to work across most of the server configuration and
> host. The methods will be tried in decreasing order of performance.
> So, my plugin will first try to move database with a method that
> provides best performance, if it fails, it tries second best method
> until it finds a method which works. If all methods get exhausted, an
> appropriate error is thrown.
> The basic approach is to make the plugin work for most users rather
> than providing them humongous list of features which don't work on
> half the servers.

That's a good approach. It's how the HTTP and FTP APIs function.


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