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Bug 11061 - Extension update notifier
Extension update notifier
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Extensions requests (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-08-25 07:14 UTC by Eep²
Modified: 2014-09-23 19:41 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Eep² 2007-08-25 07:14:54 UTC
Similar to the Firefox plugin (see URL) that allows automatic plugin updating, MediaWiki should have something similar.
Comment 1 Eep² 2007-08-25 07:15:46 UTC
Er, OK, the URL isn't clickable--that's dumb. Anyway, here it is:
Comment 2 Danny B. 2007-08-26 00:08:44 UTC
Supposing the extension documentation page is updated when extension is updated, RSS feed of such doc page can be used for notifications.
Comment 3 Olivier Finlay Beaton 2011-09-21 14:03:07 UTC
I'm working to make this happen in the short term. I've released version 0.1 of

which will screen-scrape mediawiki extension infoboxes for versions and try to tell you if you need to update.


for future plans of future releases. Feel free to contribute on the talk pages, or send me an email.

Long term, there are a few efforts,
outlines somes.

For now, I'll assign this to myself as I see at the very least download + unpack a realistic short term goal.
Comment 4 sheac 2012-05-04 21:46:50 UTC
Olivier, great progress! How far are you from being able to consider this bug "resolved"?

Also, this bug has not been touched in at least six months. With this in mind, I've been asked by the bugmeister to bump this bug's priority down for "High". Concerns can be addressed to
Comment 5 Andre Klapper 2012-11-26 12:47:57 UTC
Olivier: Any news on this? Are you still working on this?
Where is the codebase of this extension located?
Comment 6 Andre Klapper 2013-01-09 13:21:44 UTC
This report has been in ASSIGNED status for more than one year and you are set as its assignee. In case that you are not actively working on a fix, please reset the bug status to NEW/UNCONFIRMED.
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Comment 7 Olivier Finlay Beaton 2013-01-09 15:05:25 UTC
Sorry I did make a simple extension but did not end up extending it further. If someone else wants to take over / start over that would be OK with me.
Comment 8 Quim Gil 2013-03-16 06:21:27 UTC
Could this be a possible project for mentorship programs?
Comment 9 Quim Gil 2014-01-28 05:40:51 UTC
This request still sounds like a good idea. It might be related to as well.

There are two parts, though:

* detect that a new version is available and notify when there is one (how?)
* proceed with the update (via web interface when possible? what about backups?)

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