[development] RFC: letting modules phone home to check for new releases
gerhard at killesreiter.de
Wed Nov 22 02:41:37 UTC 2006
Darren Oh wrote:
> 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.
Where's the difference between "a sites that updates itself" and
"automatic upgrades"? I can't spot any.
> An administrator could select
> the modules to be installed or upgraded and it would happen automatically.
> 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
Inexperienced users shouldn't be running a public service such as a
website. They should read and follow the docs and thus be no longer
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