[wp-hackers] Re: Plugins and supporting old versions of WordPress
viper at viper007bond.com
Thu May 8 12:56:58 GMT 2008
Some very valid points there. I think I'll go with 2.5. Saves me the trouble
of having to code conditionals to output different options page HTML for
different versions of WordPress.
Those that won't or can't upgrade can use the older versions of my plugin.
On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 5:45 AM, Alex Rabe <alex.cologne at googlemail.com>
> I have already the same "inner"-discussion.
> Based on the Admin UI redesign I planned for myself to drop all pre
> 2.5 versions
> for NextGEN Gallery. It's a horrible work to fit the Admin pages for
> two UI and
> also the tagging feature (from 2.3) is a very important extension,
> which I don't want
> to miss anymore.
> If people don't upgrade WordPress core, why should they then upgrade
> your plugins ?
> (Unless somebody has the motto "never touch a running system")
> On 8 Mai, 13:29, Viper007Bond <vi... at viper007bond.com> wrote:
> > Philosophy question time.
> > I'm currently re-coding a plugin of mine and the new version will
> > jQuery which was added in WP 2.2.0. Bundling jQuery for people using
> > isn't worth my trouble (plus no script loader) and they can just use the
> > older versions of my plugin. Less features, but hey, it's their own
> > for running an old version.
> > So to the question: what should be the minimum WP version for the new
> > version of my plugin? Should I allow the plugin to run on the real min
> > (2.2) or put in an arbitrary minimum version of 2.3.3 or even better,
> > Obviously I can choose to support whatever versions I wish -- it is my
> > plugin after all that people can chose to use or not to use. However, do
> > think it's my place to be providing incentives for people to upgrade
> > in their best interest anyway)? Or is that their business and not mine
> and I
> > should do my best to support old versions?
> > If I were making use of 2.5-only functions, this wouldn't be an issue --
> > drop support for old versions in a heartbeat, but since my plugin could
> > technically work with 2.2+, I'm having a tough time deciding whether to
> > with the carrot and stick approach or not.
> > Thanks in advance for any opinions. :)
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