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  • Would it be possible to have some kind of integrated interface which checks for updates to plugins within WordPress, or would this have to be added to each plugin indivually?

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  • I just wrote Plugster that uses two tags in the plugin comment field. The hardest part about know when a plugin has updates is the way people version their plugins.

    While some of us stick to a more traditional theme of MAJORVERSION.MINORVERSION system, that isn’t always the case with others (eg: 4543.beta3.refresh4.someotherrandomjunk) so I decided just to have a sequential integer as part of my system. Of course, this is a shameless plug for my system but I think something is needed and mine is simple enough to implement. It’s a first plugin from me, however, so it could be buggy as hell. There isn’t much code in there though, so it should be ok.

    If you are interested, I have posted it on my own blog feel free to look at it, especially if you write plugins yourself. Comments are more than welcome but, as usual, unproductive comments will be given the ignorance they clearly demand.

    @Tig–You might also want to comment on this to the wp-hackers email list as there is a 2.3 feature discussion happening now and this subject has been mentioned.

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