[wp-hackers] Richer metadata for plugin versions

Tom Barrett tcbarrett at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 07:37:11 UTC 2012

On 12 July 2012 08:25, Dion Hulse (dd32) <wordpress at dd32.id.au> wrote:

> > You know when there is an update, and you've written the button that does
> > the update, just 'auto-click' it, as it were.
> Little more complicated than that, you've got race conditions to deal
> with, security implications from bad plugin updates, people who don't
> want things happening automatically such as that, accounts that
> require FTP access first, cases where users are using the site at the
> time, and updateing the plugin causes the site to be unavailable for a
> few seconds, cases where it causes the site to fatal error due to a
> bad plugin update (either caused by WordPress, or the Plugin
> Developer)..
> The list goes on.
> It's not impossible, but it's also not been in the best interest of
> WordPress users to add such a functionality yet (If people so wanted
> to enable that).

Isn't that part of David's reason for posting in the first place?

> (Please, can everyone NOT post pointless "NO! Never add auto-update
> functions to WordPress" posts to keep the list quiet? you can voice
> your opinions later down the line when/if it's ever implemented in
> core at that time.. )

Too many double negatives - am I falling foul of this?

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