Upgrade/Install Component meeting summary – February 9, 2021

These are the weekly notes for the Updates/Install component meeting that happened on Tuesday February 9, 2020. You can read the full transcript on the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-auto-updates SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel.

This meeting was focused on the Rollback Failure Update Feature PluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins., which is a project led by @afragen.

Contribute to the Rollback Failure Update feature plugin

For now, this feature plugin is located on @afragen’s GitHub account: https://github.com/afragen/rollback-update-failure.

Everyone is welcome to contribute. Please feel free to get in touch with the #core-auto-updates team on Slack.

Quick recap of the feature plugin goals

This is a feature plugin based on the Pull Request proposed in the TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #51857. The assumption is that most of the errors in large plugins/themes occur during the copy_dir() part of WP_Upgrader::install_package(). Trac ticket #52342 brought more error reporting to copy_dir() and Trac ticket #52831 provides a filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. hook in order to do the actual rollback in the event of a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party/theme update failure. As of WordPress 5.7-beta1 both of these tickets are in core.

There was much discussion regarding the thought that adding additional IO processes for the zip and unzip process could result in server timeout issues on resource starved shared hosts.

Activating the feature plugin will result in the creation of a ZIP file of the installed plugin/theme being updated every time an update is performed. The unzip process only occurs during testing or a WP_Error resulting from WP_Upgrader::install_package().

Next steps

  • The Upgrade/Install team will publish a Feature Plugin proposal on Make/Core;
  • The feature plugin will be released on WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ plugins repository;
  • A MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. ticket will be opened on the Meta Trac in order to ask the meta team to create a new GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ project in the WordPress.org GitHub account. @afragen will lead this projet on the WordPress GitHub account;
  • Provide visibility to the feature plugin;
  • Test, learn, iterate.

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