[Adium-devl] Adium plug-ins and xtras site
timber at lava.net
Mon Nov 13 09:31:52 UTC 2006
On Nov 12, 2006, at 11:27 PM, Peter Hosey wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2006, at 18:12:17, Andre-John Mas wrote:
>> This make me wonder whether we should take a leaf out of Mozilla's
>> book and have plugins explicity specify what version of Adium its
>> has been tested with?
> I suggest we add two methods to AIPluginInfo:
> If we add anything to the plug-in API, we bump the minor version.
> If we remove or change anything such that existing plug-ins will
> break, we bump the major version.
> Either way, no version of Adium would run a plug-in that requested a
> higher major version, or a higher minor version with a lower or
> equal major version.
And if a plugin doesn't respond, we shouldn't allow it to load.
WoW does something interesting with the plugins -- they only work with
a specific version of WoW. i.e. you need to release a new version of
the plugin when the new WoW patch comes out. This works out well, as
there are about 4 or 5 patches a year, and usually there are fairly
major changes each time, anyway.
Just something to keep in mind.
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