Upgrade/Install Meeting Notes, September 7

Quiet but productive chat, only two attendees, @afragen and @francina, but here is a quick recap 🙂 Slack logs.


@afragen stress tested it but didn’t find any concerning blockers. I asked @sergeybiryukov about commit: he is going to do another round of code review tomorrow, September 8, and if everything looks good, it will be committed. The solution addresses Outcome 1 and 2 of the initial feature proposal.

Outcome 3 – Have managed updates (database migrations)

This is going into the icebox momentarily. It needs a new APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. to work. If anyone is interested in picking it up, join our meetings on Tuesdays, at 17:00 UTC.

Outcome 4 – Create a unified JSONJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. convention for requirements and dependencies.

This nine-year-old issue was revived. Worth reading through it all.

Here is @afragen TL;DR

  1. Any 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 that requires a dependency should degrade gracefully if that dependency is not present.
  2. Dependencies should have notices to install and later activate the dependency.
  3. Some notification of which plugin is a dependency of what other plugin.

There is also the potential for abuse, with plugins reporting dependencies that aren’t really dependencies.

Andy also suggested making a proof of concept plugin, instead of creating a coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing..

What say you?

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See you next week 👋

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