Managing Plugin Versions

Hi,

I would like to know if there's a recommended versioning scheme for plugins. In particular, I have a plugin which, with the same functionality and nearly same codebase, I want to release for IDEA 5, 6 and 7. I've already refactored the code so that a minimum of the source is impacted when I must switch from one to another. However, I hesitate when it comes to the packaging.

For example, I've released version 1.0 for IDEA 7 based on the latest OpenAPI and JDK 1.6. Now, I would like to release the same code (with a few tweaks to comply to previous OpenAPI versions). It should still be version 1.0, but is there a standard of some sort to identify that it's a different flavour?

I know that the since-build and until-build attributes can be used to limit the IDEA versions that are covered. But I'd like something more visual for someone downloading the archive from the plugins repository.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Sebastien

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Any suggestions whatsoever?? I have a hard time believing I'm the only wondering about this. Anyone from Jetbrains?

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Just release multiple plugins, one for each IntelliJ version you plan to support. Like this:
- MyPlugin for IntelliJ 6
- MyPlugin for IntelliJ 7

Then you would have no problem versioning them separately.

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Yes, I had thought of that. However, I would've like to avoid it since it would show up as 'n' number of plugins in the plugin directory (and via the Plugin Manager). It may just come to that, though.

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