Ticket #164 (new enhancement)
Wikka Update notifier
|Reported by:||DarTar||Owned by:||unassigned|
|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||upgrade install syndication rss|
I'd like to add a simple action to be added to the (default) WikkaReleaseNotes and/or WikkaDocumentation page. The action connects to the main Wikka server and checks whether a new version is available. If this is the case a small update box is displayed in the client wiki, otherwise nothing happens.
Issues to take into account are:
- How to reduce traffic to the wikka website produced by these update checks (keeping in mind that WikkaReleaseNotes is not among the most frequently viewed pages on client wikis)
- Where/how to display a notification that a new release is available (adding sth discrete when the Admin is logged-in could also be an option)
- How to code server-side the handler supposed to announce that new releases are available and what is the most appropriate format (plain text vs. RSS).
- Make this option configurable, so one can easily switch it off.