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

Jigal van Hemert jigal.van.hemert at typo3.org
Fri Nov 15 09:46:32 CET 2013


On 14-11-2013 17:06, bernd wilke wrote:
> installing extensions to fulfill dependencies without questioning or
> noticing the admin is a real no go. no possibility to download an
> extension without installing (and modifying the database).

Really, why would you install an extension and not its dependencies (it 
won't work, but most likely cause fatal errors) and why would you want 
to download an extension, unpack the code, but not activate it?
In the past you had to click around like a mad man to confirm downloads 
of dependencies, install each one and update the database for each of 
them. There were plenty of complaints about this procedure.

> showing no information about modified extensions like the old EM leads
> to breaking updates as the admin got no warning about neccessary special
> handling

This is a missing feature. Is there a forge issue for it?

> showing no upload comments for each extension update requires a lot of
> work for every admin who has to update any extensions

If you click the update button you get an overview of the upload 
comments in a confirmation message to update the extension.

There is certainly room to improve the EM, but starting all over again 
with a clean code base which made it easier to make adjustments was IMO 
a good decision.

Please do report issues to forge, also with ideas for improvements. The 
EM will be adjusted to make it better.

Jigal van Hemert
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