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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#12124 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

WordPress bundles libraries

Reported by: adrian13 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.8.6
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Looking at the WordPress source code I see a lot of bundled libraries which I already have installed on my system (not all of them, but some). Looking at the Wordpress 2.8 branch I have identified following files (only in the wp-includes directory) which seem to be, more or less, verbatim copies of their respective upstream:

Is there a way to use the already installed, system wide available,
libraries? The already installed libraries have the advantage that they are maintained and updated by my Linux distribution and in case of a security whole in one of them I need to fix it in only one place (and this is automatically done by my Linux distribution). I would also reduce unnecessary code duplication if every application would use the system wide library and if not every application would provide their own copy of the same code.

Is using the system wide available libraries something that can be achieved with WordPress?

Change History (2)

comment:1 ryan4 years ago

Aside from the technicalities of doing this for the many different server environments we support, WP typically has a faster update cycle than Linux distros. Library updates aren't always backward compatible either.

comment:2 sivel4 years ago

  • Milestone Unassigned deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

-1 from me as well, of the larger issues I see is we cannot guarantee that the version on your system is compatible with WordPress.

Closing as wontfix.

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