[TYPO3-core] Bypass version compatibility check in 6.2 extension manager

Loek Hilgersom loek at netcoop.nl
Thu Nov 14 15:23:09 CET 2013

Hi all,

While test-driving 6.2-dev I'm running into the new compatibility check in the 
extension manager. It refuses to install extensions which do not have explicit 
6.2 support in ext_emconf.php, and therefor there are very few extensions which 
can be installed at all.

Normally I would download AND install the extension in my dev-environment to 
test if it works. If it would break the installation I would de-install and 
remove, or fix the code and re-install.

I would expect a warning, and maybe refuse to install without prior warnings, 
but now I can not even download it to fix it myself. Trying out older extensions 
gets really annoying this way, because I'd first have to figure out where the 
git or svn-repository is - if it exists at all - and otherwise download the 
extension in some older TYPO3-installation, or some other lengthy procedure.

Also, if the extension manager refuses to even download older extensions, there 
is no point in showing them either.

I think it should just present a severe warning before allowing you to install 
older extensions, or at least download them. There could also be an install tool 
option that would allow this behaviour, so that it the default remains as it is 

What do you think? Or did I miss something?


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