[Sugar-devel] Activity Versioning - Dotted Scheme

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Mon Nov 30 13:49:15 EST 2009

On 11/30/2009 10:00 AM, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 29.11.2009, at 20:50, Simon Schampijer wrote:
>> Well, if an activity will work for an older release is not only
>> determined by the activity version number. For example, activities that
>> moved to the new toolbar design are not working for older releases<
>> 0.86. I don't think we can always avoid breaking backwards compatibility.
> But so far we have managed to make is at least *possible* for an activity author to have a single activity version run under all Sugar versions. This would be the first instance where the author would not have that chance.
> I'm pretty sure we can find a scheme that both allows a single activity bundle to provide dotted version numbers for new Sugar, but keep working in old Sugar.
> E.g., we do not have to re-use the "activity_version" field if that breaks the parsing in older versions. It could be a new field named "dotted_activity_version" or simply "version" or something else. An activity author who cared could then provide both, a decimal and a dotted activity version.
> - Bert -

Sorry, for the mixup. Yes we could add a way for the dotted version 
number, and your idea sounds good. How does Bert's idea from above 
sounds to others?

My point was, that we do not have to be backwards compatible at all 
costs (this was a general assumption).


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