[pLog-svn] RE: We need a way to spread important information ASAP
markplace at gmail.com
Mon Jun 5 14:19:58 GMT 2006
My original idea is not only for "check for updates"..... We can use this to
spread any information that we want the site admin to know. Like:
- New version release
- Sucurities warning
- LifeType first meeting ...:)
So, I will suggest we show the offical lifetype rss news in site admin
Then, we can implement extra checks for updates in later version.
But, we already function freeze in lifetype 1.1. We need Oscar's approval to
> -----Original Message-----
> From: plog-svn-bounces at devel.lifetype.net
> [mailto:plog-svn-bounces at devel.lifetype.net] On Behalf Of Reto Hugi
> Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 9:50 PM
> To: plog-svn at devel.lifetype.net
> Cc: 'Mark Wu'
> Subject: Re: [pLog-svn] RE: We need a way to spread important
> information ASAP
> I agree with you, mark. We need a easy way for users to check
> if they need to upgrade. But I don't like the way wp is doing
> it. I think we should add a more sophisticated way to inform
> users of available upgrades and security fixes.
> some ideas:
> - do it like some joomla plugins do: provide a "check for updates"
> button followed by either simply linking to a page with
> available updates relative to the users installed version or
> trigger an automatic download of the diff and install it.
> - use some soap/xmlrpc to automatically check for the latest version.
> maybe with some simple xml hosted on sf.net to keep the load
> away from lt.net
> I favour the second one. could even be fun to write and
> integrate... and yes, the dashbaord would be the appropriate
> place for it.
> On 05.06.2006 15:31, Mark Wu wrote:
> > Take a look at this screen shots.
> > This is what wordpress does. I think we can learn this idea...
> > BTW, if you have other way better then this. Just let me know.
> > See the "wordpress development blog" part in the left-bottom corner.
> > Mark
> > *From:* Mark Wu [mailto:mark.wu at markplace.net]
> > *Sent:* Monday, June 05, 2006 9:21 PM
> > *To:* 'plog-svn at devel.lifetype.net'
> > *Subject:* We need a way to spread important information ASAP
> > Hi:
> > I think we need a new way to spread important information to our
> > user, like securities or new version release news.
> > Maybe we can show lifetype rss feeds in site admin blog
> > Therefore, the siteadmin can know the latest news of lifetype.
> > The only one drawback is .... it may cause the
> performance problem
> > of our site, if lifetype installation growth very quickly.
> > But, I believe we can avoid this, if we use some rss aggregator
> > service to aggregate our rss feeds first. Like newsgator or feed
> > burner...
> > In Taiwan, we always use this way to reduce the server loading.
> > If you think it a good idea, I think I can add it into 1.1.
> > BTW, we can make it configurable, so site admin can
> turn it off if
> > he really wants.
> > Mark
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