[Qgis-developer] Version number in plugin path?

Carson Farmer carson.farmer at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 07:11:45 EST 2008

> Hi list,
> I see our discussion has died. But one thing is absolutely essential - 
> introducing the qgisMinVersion() method (or apiVersion(), however I believe 
> the former is just much clearer).
I think you're right. Regardless of how all this is implemented, 
qgisMinVersion and qgisMaxVersion will be useful methods. I'll add these 
to my plugins.
One question though: What about in situations like we have now, where we 
have QGIS version 1.0.0_preview1 and preview2? Since the QGIS version is 
1.0.0, will your comparison method be able to handle these added 
'preview' designations?
> QgsPythonUtilsImpl::loadPlugin should reject the incompatible plugins. Martin 
> what do you think? Would you like to implement it? I don't know if is there 
> any _good_ function for version comparision? (for Python I haven't found any 
> sufficient so I had to write my own).
> Now I'm going to implement it in Installer. Uncompatible plugins in repository 
> will be masked while installed uncompatible plugins will be marked red.
> So if nobody object, I'm introducing the following metadata: 
> qgisMinVersion
> qgisMaxVersion
Keep in mind that Tim has just done a bunch of API changes, converting 
min to minimum (etc.). Perhaps it would be better to call them:

qgisMinimumVersion and qgisMaximumVersion?



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