[wp-hackers] Idea: Plugin Version Limitation

Ozh ozh at planetozh.com
Mon Jun 16 14:17:07 GMT 2008

I was thinking about something like this lately, but my conclusion
(for what it's worth) is that it would lead to more trouble than gain.
Most plugins on wp.org/extend are tagged compatible up to XXX because
they were made when it was version XXX. Now we have version YYY,
plugin still runs fine but the author didn't update the readme.txt to
bump version compatibility up.

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 3:55 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> Firefox has a system where, when you upgrade, addon's that are not
> tagged as being compatible with the new version are automatically
> deactivated. This prevents incompatible plugins from horking things
> up. It is not without flaws, but in general it works very well.
> WordPress could introduce a new plugin field, "max version" or
> something similar, where a plugin can specify this as well. It could
> then keep incompatible plugins from being activated on upgrades.
> Discuss.
> -Otto
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