discussing about translations of CMSimple_XH and the plugins, the idea came up, that it would be good to have a somewhat common versioning theme and a common way to access these version numbers. As far as I can see most plugins already use version numbers that are compatible to version_compare(), what's IMO very reasonable. What's currently missing is a common way to read this version number. The latter is an obstacle for several good uses of those version numbers:
- Under CMS->Info all installed plugins are listed -- but the version number is missing
- an automated update availabilty check needs those version numbers
- Translator_XH could insert those version numbers to the translated language files
- a plugin that relies on another plugin might have to know its version number, to cater for a changed interface (e.g. if Register_mod_XH changes its session variable names, Chat_XH will break without the chance to check Register's version)
But independent of how the version info is available, it's only of great use, if as many plugin as possible provide it this way.
And, as I've already written in http://www.cmsimpleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4492&start=10#p27038:
cmb wrote:Another thing oldnema made me aware of: it would be very helpful for translators, if the developers will state somewhat about the stability of their original language files. E.g. to state, that no new languages will be introduced in the 1.5.x series as it's the case for CMSimple_XH.
What do you think? Can we find an agreement?