[Qgis-developer] Preventing plugin conflicts at 2.0

Gary Sherman gsherman at geoapt.com
Thu Apr 11 07:39:38 PDT 2013

Greetings developers,

I think we should consider a way to flag existing plugins that are not
compatible with the new 2.0 api. This will improve user experience by
preventing install of plugins that do not work with the users current QGIS

Ideally all plugins would be converted to work with both 1.8 and 2.0, but
this either won't happen completely or will take an unknown amount of time.

This situation has already happened to those living on the bleeding edge
(using 1.9 in production):

One way to do this is to implement a "QGIS maximum version" entry in the
plugins metadata (or __init__.py). Alternatively there may be a way to do
this with the plugin repository app, however I'm not familiar enough with
its implementation to suggest how that could be done.

Please provide feedback...

-- gary
Gary Sherman
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