Plugin Store version check API
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:54 pm
We've written up a simple API to check the Plugin Store for the latest version of a plugin. Use this topic to discuss.
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With the release of the Plugin Store, we soft-launched an API that would allow an external source to get the details of the latest release for the specified plugin. We really hadn't intended to publish it because it is our intention to deliver a more fully developed API later (with API keys, etc), but we've had a lot of developers ask for the ability to get the current release from the store, so we decided to go ahead and publish this one.
We want to provide an example of how you might call this from within a plugin. Eventually we will have version checking and update notifications available as a built-in feature of plugins. In the meantime, however, you can follow this pattern.
howartp wrote:With the release of the Plugin Store, we...
jay (support) wrote:Probably not in the next feature release, but maybe the one after.
kw123 wrote:from a load point of view this has the same impact has a simple curl statement?
kw123 wrote:On the indigo host server.
... curl and screen scraping.
vtmikel wrote:Jay, will the eventual built in mechanism include the ability to update a plugin from a remote client of indigo? Avoiding having to Remote Desktop to the server would be a welcome improvement.