.tar.gz for WordPress plugins
|Reported by:||brettalton||Owned by:||matt|
Take this plugin for example: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stats/
It only is available in .zip format (http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/stats.1.2.2.zip).
While .zip files are good and universal, I think adding an option to download in .tar.gz format would greatly help improve administration on *nix machines (BSD, Mac, Linux, etc.)
'unzip' is not always available, whereas 'tar -xvf *.tar.gz' is usually much more universal.
This would enable easier scripting for admins as well, especially the ones who use wget and PuTTY/BASH.
Change History (4)
- Component changed from General to WordPress.org
- Owner changed from anonymous to matt
- Type changed from defect to task