[QGIS-Developer] QGIS 2 vs 3 Plugin Problem in plugins.qgis.org

Richard Duivenvoorde rdmailings at duif.net
Wed May 10 23:21:42 PDT 2017

And just to be clear:

in metadata.txt something like:


makes it ONLY show up in QGIS 2.x
mmm, maybe 2.98 should be better as 2.99 is our 3.0 developement
branch... but THIS works :-)

and something like:


makes it ONLY show up in QGIS 3.x (and current 2.99 3.0 branch)



On 10-05-17 21:03, C Hamilton wrote:
> Sorry about that. Ignore this e-mail Somehow the Experimental check box
> got unchecked.
> On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 2:47 PM, C Hamilton <adenaculture at gmail.com
> <mailto:adenaculture at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I am a little concerned about the fact that when plugin developers
>     have QGIS 2 plugins and then create a QGIS 3.x version and upload it
>     to plugins.qgis.org <http://plugins.qgis.org>, the plugin no longer
>     shows up in QGIS 2 when you select "Plugins->Manage and Install
>     Plugins..." An example of this is the Plugin Reloader.
>     I guess QGIS is looking at the latest version only and since the
>     plugin specifies a minimum version of 2.99 it simply does not show
>     up. You have to manually download and install the QGIS 2 version.
>     For QGIS 2 users, if they are using QGIS to search for "Plugin
>     Reloader", they wont even know that it exists. I think this is going
>     to be more and more of a problem as more developers create 3.x only
>     plugin versions. Is there a way to solve this problem? If you are
>     running QGIS 2 have it display the proper 2.x release and QGIS 3
>     have it display the 2.99+ release.
>     Thanks!
>     Calvin
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