[request] plugins repository or update schema (4 posts)

  1. Apostolos Karakousis
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'd really like to see a central repository of wp-plugins (not a hand-made list) where the developers can register their own addons and when updating to be allowed to manually update the status of the new versions and on the user side to be able to request from this (say xml based?) repository if there is a newer version of the plugin. The main idea is of the repository and the developer-side registration of the updated versions (and searchable like wp-plugins.net).

    the other concept would be a schema on the plugin specification (ofc any1 could do this on his own plugin but this is not the point, the point is to make it in the plugin specification) to allow pointing at the update url on a developers page and thus eliminating the need for a central storage.

  2. charle97
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. Apostolos Karakousis
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hmm. close to what i was talking about but is there support on behalf of wp itself to autoupdate these addons? the automatic installer addon that is listed in the repository itself fails on most of the listed addons to work and on those that are suppose to be supported are not *really* working *automagically*. Maybe an official module would fit better?

    the idea is of the integration with the repository. not a plain repository.

    so let me rephrase maybe. not a repository for the deleloper but for the end-users.

  4. davidchait
    Posted 8 years ago #

    there has been much discussion on this topic over the past year or so, with no consensus unfortunately. yeah, even the xml schema thing was discussed, update notification in the dashboard, etc.

    maybe some day...


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