allow turning off 'calling home' even _before_ install
|Reported by:||jidanni||Owned by:||jacobsantos|
|Component:||HTTP API||Keywords:||dev-feedback has-patch needs-testing|
Gentlemen, I would like to talk about a general concept: installing a
piece of software without it going behind your back and "calling home"
to mother, or lighting up the modem lights by calling anywhere on the
I remember when I used MS Windows, who knows what clicking "install
this software" would do.
Compare that to a MediaWiki install, offline, online, all the same, no
initiating HTTP requests.
I agree that the default install of WordPress should probably act as
it does currently, but there should be a way to also install without
all those attempted HTTP fetches, without having to turn off one's
Anyway, apparently I can one by one turn off options, to make
WordPress "speak only when spoken to", i.e., no track/ping backs, etc.
Also see Bug #6897: Magpie cache needs looking at.
But there is no way to stop all the fetching right from the install.
Change History (21)
- Milestone 2.8 deleted
- Priority changed from normal to lowest
- Severity changed from normal to trivial
- Summary changed from calling home during install to allow turning off 'calling home' even _before_ install
- Type changed from defect (bug) to feature request
- Version changed from 2.7 to 2.7.1
- Component changed from Optimization to Administration
- Keywords dev-feedback added
- Milestone set to 2.9
- Version changed from 2.7.1 to 2.7