What is the meaning of the green check marks on the upgrade page?

I’ve noticed in my own Discourse installation that some weeks ago green checkmarks started to appear on the left of most of the entries on the upgrade page:

I did a search here and also tried to hover over the icons. Still, I don’t understand what they mean.

What makes me wonder is:

  • The main Discourse entry never has a green check mark, no matter whether up-to-date or not.
  • The other items always have a green check mark, no matter whether up-to-date or not.

My question:

What is the meaning of the green check marks on the upgrade page?

Those green checks mean that the plugin is an official plugin maintained by Discourse

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Thanks. Maybe a mouse hover tooltip could be useful?

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There should definitely be a tooltip there. Will add it.

Wait, it already has a tooltip

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I couldn’t figure out what the check meant either. It would be more obvious if the glyph could be the discourse logo.

(and I didn’t notice the hover either)

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I figured it was for official, but hovering over for a tooltip doesn’t work - ALT tags (if I recall correctly) only show up if the image is broken

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Ok, it now has a title as well :wink:

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I just did an update and I’m not seeing a tooltip. When is Font Awesome going to add a Discourse icon?

Edit: I see them on the Plugin page. I was looking on the upgrade page.

(But I still find the check a confusing way to say “Official Discourse”.)

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That would be handy :wink:

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Since the Nice People at Font Awesome went to all that trouble, could you change that mysterious :white_check_mark: into a calming, satisfying, and reassuring :discourse:?

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That would need https://meta.discourse.org/t/updating-font-awesome-icons/19352/10

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That’s what I thought, and then I thought that since since I have :discourse: here that it could also be put on the plugins screen.

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The way that I read discourse/metadata.rb at master · discourse/discourse · GitHub it looks like if someone forks an official plugin, or even has their own plugin with the same name, it’ll look official.

Am I right? Is this a problem?

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You are.

It’s just an indicator.

People could easily write a plugin that would overwrite the official? method to return true.

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