Improvements to the extensions UI and update notifications.
Following a post on MatterMost from @DaveD we discussed how valuable the extension he wrote about and posted here: https://civicrm.org/node/11234 is and I think it's worth working into core. @KarinG then raised a related and equally valuable point that extensions managed outside of CiviCRM e.g. with Git or just existing on the filesystem are marked Green like up-to-date extensions when actually we lack enough data to determine if these extensions are, in fact, up-to-date.
Therefore I would like to fold Dave's extension's functionality into CiviCRM core and make changes to the extensions UI to remove the green highlight and possibly at a notice to extensions that don't exist on CiviCRM.org to indicate that we cannot determine whether these are up-to-date and extension authors should check manually.
In the discussion I proposed the following:
- Checks for extension updates if extension is on
c.o/extensionsbut only updates those approved for in-app (at the moment at least!)
- Displays a message on extensions it doesn't manage (that don't exist on
c.o) to the effect of "We can't check for updates for this extension." - similar to how Drupal displays a notice on git-managed or custom extensions.
- Could provide for update checking for git-managed and possibly custom extensions.
I have time available to work on this last week of April.