[Qgis-developer] Version number in plugin path?

Borys Jurgiel borys at wolf.most.org.pl
Tue Nov 11 08:19:37 EST 2008

> I guess you're probably right, the majority of users would only have one
> or the other. If they are using an older version, they would likely also
> have the older version of the plugin installer.
> The multiple versions probably only applies to developers.

There are always simple workaround. If we assume the old plugins will be no 
longer updated, we can manually rename their directories. If I'm right, 0.x 
uses qgis.conf file, while 1.x usues QGIS.conf, so it's easy to enable 
different plugin sets. The old plugins won't be even visible in 1.x if we 
decide to implement qgisMaximumVersion().

> The only other issue then is if we do change how plugins are managed in the
> future, is now to handle plugins after a QGIS upgrade...

I think it's not a critical threat. In any time we can provide a plugin to 
automatic and painless move/upgrade the all/selected plugins. It can even 
adjust the __init__.py files and put to them required methods :)

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