[IAEP] Activity version compatibility

Wade Brainerd wadetb at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 19:13:27 EDT 2009

This might be a good time to introduce an optional "sugar_version=..." field
into activity.info, so we can display a human readable error message when
this mistake happens.  The activity will not launch unless Sugar's version
is greater than or equal to the activity.info field.  Most activities will
not need it, but in case of using non-backwards compatible APIs it will be
Is this too big a change to patch 0.84 and 0.86 with?  It will take at least
two releases before it can have any real benefit.


On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 10:15 PM, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com>wrote:

> Hi Gerald,
> Many thanks for the feedback.
> On 27 Sep 2009, at 02:52, Gerald Ardito wrote:
> > Gary,
> >
> > This image came from Caroline Meeks at Solution Grove. It came as
> > part of a version of SOAS that she put together for me.
> >
> > Gerald
> OK, looks like a SoaS build mistake.
> Caroline, just a quick ping. Checking activities.sugarlabs.org, it
> tells me Write-63 was the last version compatible with Sugar 0.84.x. I
> believe Aleksey started working on the new 0.85.x toolbar code as of
> version 64, breaking compatibility with earlier versions of Sugar:
>        http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addons/versions/4201
> Regards,
> --Gary
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