[wp-hackers] Idea: Plugin Version Limitation

Joost de Valk joost at joostdevalk.nl
Mon Jun 16 14:55:55 GMT 2008

On Jun 16, 2008, at 4:52 PM, Dan Coulter wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 8:55 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Some plugin authors (like me) are too lazy or forgetful to update  
> their
> plugin's max version when new versions of WP come out.  That doesn't  
> mean
> that they don't work, but they could get incorrectly flagged.  So my
> question is this, is it better to inconvenience people using plugins  
> that do
> work fine or the people using plugins that won't work?
> Discuss.
I actually think it's not a problem to put a bit bigger of a burden on  
the plugin
authors. I think we should prevent our users from encountering ill  
plugins... There's just no room for laziness here ;)


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