[TYPO3-core] For typo3.org admins only: realurl extension list error

Jigal van Hemert jigal.van.hemert at typo3.org
Wed Apr 9 14:13:37 CEST 2014


On 9-4-2014 10:31, Brodala, Mathias wrote:
>> md5s are not really neede there, so I just clear them.
> You are right about that and thanks to VCS nowadays the checksums do not really serve
> any purpose anymore.

The 6.x EM doesn't use them anymore, but there is a use case for them:

An integrator who has to update an installation which he didn't 
originally set up could use a feature which indicates (based on those 
checksums) if there are parts of the extension which are possibly 
modified. Then they could ask a developer to take a look before deciding 
upgrade the extension to a newer version.

The Extension Manager is targeted at integrators who are not developers. 
There are quite a few sites which are not in VCS and which are not 
deployed using automated scripts. For these integrators the feature 
should be brought back in the Extension Manager.

Jigal van Hemert
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