[Qgis-developer] fTools version masking

Carson Farmer carson.farmer at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 04:51:21 PDT 2012

Hi Alex et al.,

The version of fTools that is in my repository has not been updated in
some time. In fact, it is likely that the core version should have its
version number updated, as it is much more up-to-date than the one in
my repo. Unfortunately, I am unable to work on fTools these days, so
would hope that one of the devs could updated the core fTools plugin
version number to 0.6.2, or perhaps even just keep the version number
up-to-date with the current QGIS version number.
In short: Forget the version in my repo, it is only there for
posterity sake, the only relevant version is the one in core, and its
version number should likely reflect this.

@Alex: Apologies if I have ignored your past emails, this past year
has been a hectic one for me, and I haven't been keeping up with QGIS
business much :-(


On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Alexander Bruy
<alexander.bruy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Larry,
> this is because some time ago, when QGIS has version around 0.11,
> fTools was not core plugin, but 3rd part one. Later, it was accepted to
> core, but also remain available in Carson's repo. Now all development
> on fTools is done in master.
> AFAIK, fTools bundled with QGIS has correct version, but in repository
> we have an old version which have same number (0.6.1). I ask Carson
> several times about fTools version from his repo but unfortunately get
> no response.
> 2012/6/7 Larry Shaffer <larrys at dakotacarto.com>:
>> While attempting to fix issues with menu ordering, I noticed the new
>> version of fTools in master branch has same version as the one that
>> users may have installed recently: 0.6.1.
>> The version for fTools in master branch should be incremented, so that
>> the 'older plugin is masking new plugin' dialog can be shown to users
>> who install QGIS 1.8.
>> The new 0.6.1 plugin checks hasattr(self.iface,
>> "addPluginToVectorMenu") but the old 0.6.1 does not, and just adds the
>> menu. If there are other vector plugins using the new Vector category,
>> two Vector menus may be shown.
>> Regards,
>> Larry Shaffer
>> Dakota Cartography
>> Black Hills, South Dakota
> --
> Alexander Bruy
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Dr. Carson J. Q. Farmer
Centre for GeoInformatics (CGI)
School of Geography and Geosciences
Irvine Building, University of St Andrews
St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AL
Scotland, UK

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