Last modified: 2014-09-23 19:41:21 UTC
Similar to the Firefox plugin (see URL) that allows automatic plugin updating, MediaWiki should have something similar.
Er, OK, the URL isn't clickable--that's dumb. Anyway, here it is: http://www.longfocus.com/firefox/updatenotifier/
Supposing the extension documentation page is updated when extension is updated, RSS feed of such doc page can be used for notifications.
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,
For now, I'll assign this to myself as I see at the very least download + unpack a realistic short term goal.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olivier: Any news on this? Are you still working on this?
Where is the codebase of this extension located?
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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.
Could this be a possible project for mentorship programs?
This request still sounds like a good idea. It might be related to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Opt-in_site_registration_during_installation 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?)