[Phpmyadmin-devel] Notifications about new versions

Piotr Przybylski piotr.prz at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 13:27:47 CET 2011

2011/2/2 Michal Čihař <michal at cihar.com>:
> Hi all
> I've played a little bit with javascript and hacked notifications about
> newer version available on phpMyAdmin main page. It is asynchronous so
> it should not block page loading and if the request is blocked for
> whatever reason, nothing happens. Patch is attached.
> Such feature is quite common for web applications, however I'm still not
> sure if we want to introduce such thing on main page. Opinions?
> PS: We already have check in setup, but it requires server side access
> to download from remote sites what is often prohibited. And nobody
> visits setup after the application is installed.

It would be nice to have such a feature, but there must be a
configuration option allowing to disable version check - it's ok for
personal use, will become annoying for shared hosting installations,
also some people may not like PMA calling home.

Piotr Przybylski

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