Will Idea download the correct version of plugin that matched its version?

(Some) idea8 plugins will be incompatible with idea7. Does idea.executable 'knows' to download the latest plugin version that matches users version of idea? for example, if I update plugin for idea 8, will idea 7 users still be able to download the previous version automatically (because plugins contain information about destination version)?

I hope that this is true;) Otherwise, should we (plugin authors) create a new version of plugin, so users of previous version still are able to download the working plugin from the repository?

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Hello Igor,

Yes. IDEA will download the latest version of the plugin for which since-build
and until-build attributes match the IDEA build number.

(Some) idea8 plugins will be incompatible with idea7. Does
idea.executable 'knows' to download the latest plugin version that
matches users version of idea? for example, if I update plugin for
idea 8, will idea 7 users still be able to download the previous
version automatically (because plugins contain information about
destination version)?

I hope that this is true;) Otherwise, should we (plugin authors)
create a new version of plugin, so users of previous version still are
able to download the working plugin from the repository?

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Is it possible to release a plugin twise with the same version number, but with different since-build/until-build values? And then IDEA would pick the one which matches IDEA's build?

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Hello Esko,

Is it possible to release a plugin twise with the same version number,
but with different since-build/until-build values? And then IDEA would
pick the one which matches IDEA's build?


I believe you would need to make the version numbers distinct. Something
like "2.0-Diana" and "2.0-Selena".

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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