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It’d rock if you could just auto-update mint, similar to WordPress plug-ins. Seems like every time I tap F12 my mint widget (midget) is telling me it’s time for an update.

Food for thought…

Sam Brown
Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Sep 10, '08 at 05:31 am

From memory Shaun and Till were looking into this a while back, I am unsure how far they got though.

The problem I think is the multitude of server configurations out there, there really isn’t going to be an easy 1 stop solution for this.

However, I would love it too! With over 10 Mint installs it is very tiresome when several Pepper get updated.

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Sep 10, '08 at 12:27 pm

The “problem” is that Shaun rejected the Peppermill integration for this Pepper for security reasons.

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Sep 10, '08 at 01:38 pm

Gimme a break Till, I thought we were past all this passive aggressive crap.

My exact reply to your original implementation:

I’m sorry but after much consideration I’ve decided that I will not be adding support for Sergeant Pepper to the Peppermill. Too small a percentage of Mint user’s would actually be able to take advantage of Sergeant Pepper and given that, the backdoor the implementation would offer to pirates is unacceptable.

and follow-up:

The vast majority of Mint’s customers are on shared hosts which disable the system() call or don’t allow PHP FTP access. As I said, very few would be able to use the Pepper, the potential risks don’t outweigh the gains.

Not to mention the amount of additional Forum posts and emails I would receive from user’s wanting to use your third-party Pepper despite their server’s not being able to. While not obligated to respond to each one (because they involve a third-party Pepper) I couldn’t just ignore them.

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Sep 10, '08 at 02:24 pm

I’m so sorry Shaun, I really don’t mean it that way! To be honest, I did not understand this backdoor thing, but I thought you must be right. Its absolutely okay to reject the Peppermill integration for security reasons.

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