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

Nathaniel Catchpole NCatchpole at brookehouse.ac.uk
Thu Nov 23 10:02:45 UTC 2006

Re the command line php idea. I've been using one host for a couple of
months which does chrooted ssh, and absolutely won't allow wget at all.
I could see that kind of command line php update being useful in that
situation (not sure how common it is though), but if wget is available
then it really doesn't take long to do it that way.

The awkward thing is shared hosting with no ssh, but apart from the
permissions/security issues, IMO taking the need to ftp up and down from
people would just end up deskilling, leading to more problems long term.


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