Oh right... as I've probably mentioned, not a fan.
Installing and upgrading help
MDeploy - Moodle 3.5.1+
Yeah, I know. But am thinking that, if perfected, it could save the moodle admin noobie from some headaches ... maybe those that remotely host with no desire to use ssh/cli.
How many times have we seen, in these forums, either a botched install of a plugin where it was done 'manually' (not CLI, but cPanel FileManager) OR even, a botched update or upgrade due to an incompatible plugin either copied to the wrong location or caused the update/upgrade to fail ... 'whale fail'.
Yes, Rick ... he ought to be along any minute now with his methods ... know one 'pre-package' something local and do it that way. I, however, want not to use local machine at all. "Nuttin'" but server.
To each their own, I guess!
But thanks for asking and responding!
'spirit of sharing', Ken
My problem is that it positively encourages admins to run insecure sites.
As you say, this tends to be exactly the same group of users who won't have much knowledge about server security.
I know that other well known applications do this (Wordpress I'm looking at you). But I know experienced server admins who will not touch the likes of Wordpress.
It also relies on plugin administrators keeping their info up to date in the plugins database.