[development] RFC: letting modules phone home to check for new releases

Darren Oh darrenoh at sidepotsinternational.com
Wed Nov 22 02:23:23 UTC 2006

Why so many hostile reactions to Oswald's project? Read his message  
again. He's not proposing a site that updates itself. He's promoting  
automatic downloads and automatic uprades. An administrator could  
select the modules to be installed or upgraded and it would happen  

What he asked for was collaboration on a system to detect which  
modules have updates available.

What he's working on is inevitable. Manual module installation and  
upgrading creates many opportunities for inexperienced users to make  

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