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Plugins update system #3559
Reported by emi on 9 Nov 2011 13:19 UTC as Trac ticket #1488175
I've used update.sh to update some of my Roundcube installations (plural!). It has been much better than prior versions, where I had to do this manually. But now, the problem (manual tedious work) is with plugins.
Plugin system is great: it gives us the possibility of extending Roundcube without needing to touch core files or having to wait for a core update. Now, we are installing a bunch of plugins taken from many different providers (sourceforge, googlecode, etc) to personalize each installation, and maybe it would be a good idea to begin a better organization system for this great feature.
So, automatic plugins update would be cool. If you agree, plugin repository or plugins itself (or both) must be re-thinked a little bit:
Whichever solution we decide to use, it should have these (and maybe others) functionalities/information:
All of these changes might leave Roundcube installing and updating completely painless and comfortable.
I know it's a lot of work, so if you decide to do this, you can focus on writing what update system should we use so me (and probably others) can write patches for core and plugins to accomplish it: you decide, we work, you review and apply patches ;)
See you soon!!
Keywords: plugins, update, version control