Too all plugin writers

Important Notice for all Plugin Writers.

We have split IDEA 4.0 and IDEA Pallada versions of plugin.

As you can see in Plugin Repository (http://plugins.intellij.net) only one version is available.
Each version has an additional field "since-build".

All old plugins has since-build == '' It's means that this plugins will be available for IDEA 4.0 only

If you want to post plugin for IDEA Pallada, set in your plugin.xml since-build=]]>

So now you need to update your IDEA Pallada compatible plugins with since-build field and post it as a your plugin version into Plugin Repository.

I'm sorry for inconvenience.

P.S. Also some plugins has been lost when upgrading. Please, submit them again.

--
Stanislav Davydov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Just a comment here... would this not have been a good thing to put out (1) earlier and (2) in a more public area for the plug developers? Not sure what that would have been though...

Now I have to go manually download them!? Shame on you! :)

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I agree that this change has been implemented quite poorly. Currently there are only about 10 plugins available even though I know that many more would work.

How about showing all the plugins also in Pallada but having a new column that warns if the plugin is not officially supported by Pallada. Also when the user is installing a plugin, you could show a warning that says something like "This plugin has not been tested in Pallada. Do you still want to install it?"

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I sent an email to all the plugin developers that had an email associated with their plugin. I sent it about July 2nd. Only half of the plugins had emails. At this point, it is up to those developers to make a trivial change and release an update.

I disagree the change was made poorly. It was made hastily and without warning, and far too late in the cycle for 4.5 but the approach is valid.

I suggest you send an email to the developer of your favorite, missing, plugin and nicely ask they update their plugin so it is available.

As a side note - you can always copy the plugin from your 4.0.x version of IDEA to your Pallada/4.5 version of IDEA if you know it still works.

Enjoy.

Rick

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This thread also exists in the Forums >> IDEA >> Plugins section. This is where most plugin developers would be reading about this.

Rick

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Rick Maddy wrote:

This thread also exists in the Forums >> IDEA >> Plugins section.
This is where most plugin developers would be reading about this.


I also reposted the message to my blog aggregated on JavaBlogs. So its
hardly not unknown...

Mark

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I think you misuderstood me. Of course the reason why the change was made was valid and perhaps even the approach they took in some ways. But the way the change was actually implemented (I'm not talking codewise) was bad - i.e. the change "being made hastily and without warning, and far too late."

Most of the plugins are free and based on the effort of people who needed to solve some problem and were kind enough to share their solution with us. I think many of those people are doing other things for living and thus might be too busy to update their plugins in quite a while.

What you suggested is a certainly a workaround for the problem but definitely not something every Pallada should be forced to do in order to use the existing plugin base.

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Sorry for the misunderstaning.

I'm the author of two plugins myself so I know the pain from both that point of view as well as the user of other plugins that haven't shown up yet.

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i use version control,throws exception,but version 4.03 is right.


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