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Propose new field for JED

Postby weetabix » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:58 pm

Hi,

I propose a new field for the extension data in JED.

I try as far as possible to use only extensions that are updatable from extension manager in Joomla. It would be of value to be able to filter or at least see what extensions are possible to update automatically without having to download and install them and wait for an update.

This probably also will give an incentive to the developers to actually make their extensions updatable through the joomla extension manager.

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Re: Propose new field for JED

Postby Nick Savov » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:27 pm

Thanks for your suggestion, Tommy! It's a good one :)
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Re: Propose new field for JED

Postby masterchief » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:02 am

+1 - I just came to the forum to suggest the same thing :)
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Re: Propose new field for JED

Postby brian » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:13 am

I would agree IF the extension updater would provide some sort of authentication method
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Re: Propose new field for JED

Postby masterchief » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:47 am

brian wrote:I would agree IF the extension updater would provide some sort of authentication method
What do you mean?
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Re: Propose new field for JED

Postby brian » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:33 pm

For extensions that require you to be a subscriber such as akeeba backup professional you can not use the extension updater as there is no method for the access to be restricted to valid subscribers
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Re: Propose new field for JED

Postby masterchief » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:14 pm

brian wrote:For extensions that require you to be a subscriber such as akeeba backup professional you can not use the extension updater as there is no method for the access to be restricted to valid subscribers
Then the field value would be, for example, "No" for Akeeba Backup Professional. That's the point - although, in in Nic's case you can probably allow for "Custom" because he does his own things for semi-automated updates. That would be acceptable in my view.
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Re: Propose new field for JED

Postby Vimes » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:34 am

Jomres has, for years, offered it's own automatic update process. Because, however, we don't use the Joomla installer we don't use the J updater. I imagine under this proposal we'd be excluded, however it seems to me that both ABP and Jomres would fall into a second category "uses own updater".
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Re: Propose new field for JED

Postby alikon » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:31 am

if i'm not wrong that information is already available on JED
Uses 1.6 Updater?


are you telling to implement the search feature with this field too?
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Re: Propose new field for JED

Postby Pariya » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:58 pm

hi alikon in 1.6 can we do it?

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Re: Propose new field for JED

Postby WP4J » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:20 pm

I have thought of adding a custom updater for my extensions as well, but I am hesitant because of the "phone home" rule, whereby it is prohibited for a component to call back to base... is it ok to do this with a custom updater?

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