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NCbuzz
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01/19/14 09:32 AM (7 years ago)

Plugin Market - Need indication that plugin has been updated for BTv3

How about a simple icon (BT3) to let the customer know when the plugin has been designed or updated to the new BTv3 standards. Those developers who go back and update for v3 would be recognized, and the devlopment communiity would have reasonable assurance that they should also integrate the newer version. (Especially now that we have 100+ plugins).

A simple checkbox for plugin developers when they submit (honor system) would display the icon in the store. Just as important for BT team members to do the same with any of the core free plugins that have been updated. (I will be one of the first to grab the updated Map Location ;)

We all have been encouraged to move to BT v3, and thanks to some great advice from others here we are able to edit the core and developer plugins to fix bugs here and there in our Apps. However how do we know when it is safe to transition over to plugins that are downloaded as part of the new zip?

Until then when developers list in the Plugin description what was updated in the versions (like Susan's Menu with Image) it really helps.

Hopefully a simple request that could bubble up to the top of a long list ;)
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01/19/14 10:11 AM (7 years ago)
or a subpage even with ‘made for 3.0’ plugins listed.
 
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01/19/14 10:14 AM (7 years ago)
Most developers should have a change log inside of the plugin description. Many do state that they are in compliance with 3.0 or not.

But a little button I guess would be faster. I think the plugin market page is still in its infancy. There have been some mockups for a new layout. But right now it's not at the top of the list.

Getting to core fully error free is probably the most important at this point!
 
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01/19/14 10:27 AM (7 years ago)
This is also a transitional issue. At some point, we will only have 3.0 downloads available I suspect, and then an indicator would look odd. Just my $.02
 
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01/19/14 11:51 AM (7 years ago)
Two good points. However looking for a quick alternative that will not take away any developer resources working on BT v3 core.

For example looking at the current three most recent plugins, two have a note that says (3.0 only), and the third has nothing that mentions v3. Can not rely on initial release date.

If no resources are available, then maybe a low-tech solution reminding anyone who releases or updates to include the info. You are right that those with version comments history (like Interactive Quiz) make it easy to know what was updated.

Ok- on to more important stuff...
 
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01/19/14 12:28 PM (7 years ago)
sounds like we should setup a google doc to keep track. :)
 
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01/20/14 06:07 PM (7 years ago)
Or somehow receive an automatic generic email when the plugin developer uploads the new package. I'm sure there is some documentation in the code that tracks what plugin each user has. . . therefore the system would know to pull/populate your name in a generic email that notifies the plugin users that there has been an update to said plugin then you as the user can go to your plugins page of your self hosted panel and update.

I only use this as a reference for my current job. When I have a new assignment made for me, I and along with several others, receive an email to login into the system to check out my assignments/tasks. I imagine something similar to this can be done.
 
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01/20/14 06:12 PM (7 years ago)
None of this is hard - it's just that it takes time to implement, test, and roll out. I suspect we'll see something along these lines before 2014 is over, but there's a list of things to get done first.
 

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