[Phpmyadmin-devel] Notifications about new versions

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Wed Feb 2 13:58:47 CET 2011

Piotr Przybylski a écrit :
> 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.
Good point Piotr.

Also if someone is told to upgrade from his 2.11.x to 3.x and his server 
does not have the appropriate minimum PHP and MySQL versions, the 
message should be worded accordingly.

Marc Delisle

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