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is there any notification system for extensions system when new version extension arrive? admin how can find out new version released?
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Meis2M wrote:is there any notification system for extensions system when new version extension arrive? admin how can find out new version released?
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Right now, you have to do like you currently do; you will have to keep an eye on the customisations database or development topic for the MOD/Extension. In the future, the Extensions Manager in the ACP will be connected to the Customisations Database and should inform the administrator when a new version is ready for release. I'm not sure if that will come as a notification in the new drop down or if you will have to actively look at the extension management area to see it.
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imkingdavid wrote:
Meis2M wrote:is there any notification system for extensions system when new version extension arrive? admin how can find out new version released?
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Right now, you have to do like you currently do; you will have to keep an eye on the customisations database or development topic for the MOD/Extension. In the future, the Extensions Manager in the ACP will be connected to the Customisations Database and should inform the administrator when a new version is ready for release. I'm not sure if that will come as a notification in the new drop down or if you will have to actively look at the extension management area to see it.
You can subscribe to customisations in the db and you'll receive emails/notifications on .com about new versions of the customisation being released.
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Does anything prevent the Extension's author from checking automatically? It would require extra coding for the author, of course, adding an ACP extension even if no other changes were needed.

Plus, it would be kind of nasty if every author rolled their own version checking code, but is there any technical reason that it couldn't be done?

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I do my own version checking in some of my own MODs. I'd imagine it wouldn't be too difficult for extensions to do the same. However, when customisations database integration is done, any extension-specific version checking code will be extraneous and should be removed or turned off.
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imkingdavid wrote:I do my own version checking in some of my own MODs. I'd imagine it wouldn't be too difficult for extensions to do the same. However, when customisations database integration is done, any extension-specific version checking code will be extraneous and should be removed or turned off.
Correct, it will simply check for any new versions using the cron every 7 days (which can be disabled) and allow a forced re-check. It won't check continuously.
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I think checking every day would be better. Every week seems a bit long, especially if a security issue was discovered.

Also, has anybody thought about having new phpBB releases and Extension updates generate notifications? That way the admin/founder will see them without even having to log in to the ACP.

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Pony99CA wrote:I think checking every day would be better. Every week seems a bit long, especially if a security issue was discovered.
This.
Also, has anybody thought about having new phpBB releases and Extension updates generate notifications? That way the admin/founder will see them without even having to log in to the ACP.
That's a good idea but it won't be practical until we integrate the ACP with the customisations database.
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imkingdavid wrote:
Also, has anybody thought about having new phpBB releases and Extension updates generate notifications? That way the admin/founder will see them without even having to log in to the ACP.
That's a good idea but it won't be practical until we integrate the ACP with the customisations database.
Good point, but you could still do a notification for the phpBB update.

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Can we keep this on-topic. These posts belong in the composer topic. ;)
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