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

Richard Morse remorse at partners.org
Wed Nov 29 19:02:55 UTC 2006

On Nov 18, 2006, at 4:59 AM, adrian rossouw wrote:

> On 18 Nov 2006, at 11:39 AM, Robert Douglass wrote:
>> Derek, the fields you proposed look sane an unobtrusive. How,  
>> though will it support the case you mentioned where the module  
>> comes from a 3rd party vendor? Don't you need an XML-RPC endpoint  
>> or or some other absolute URL? I know you mentioned you want to  
>> avoid hardcoding these, but is it reasonable to expect that you  
>> can avoid doing so?
> I think a block that shows up for uid no 1, which lists security  
> announcements, would be cool too

Sorry for being late on this, but I just wanted to comment that any  
such setup would be useful to be able to be configured for users  
other than 1.  I rarely use user 1 -- only when I need to run  
update.php -- and as such, I would never see such a block.


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