[development] Download statistics for core

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Fri Jun 2 17:34:19 UTC 2006

Jeff Eaton wrote:
>> It was suggested that, on clean Drupal installations, we  
>> automatically enable the aggregator.module, that we subscribe it to  
>> the 'Drupal security announcement' feed, and that we show a 'Drupal  
>> security announcement' block on some or all administration pages.   
>> This might be a simple but effective step towards a better  
>> notification mechanism.

It is certainly a step in the right direction.

> This is a GREAT idea. It's worth noting that most other CMS systems,
> including WordPress, do this in their administration sections. The only
> trick, I think, is Aggregator.module's dependence on cron. Until a user
> configures that bit of the system, they won't get any security
> announcements.

We could instruct the user to invoke cron.php manually after update. The 
installer could run cron.php after completing the installation.


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