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

bernd wilke t3ng at bernd-wilke.net
Fri Nov 15 12:15:37 CET 2013

Am 15.11.13 09:46, schrieb Jigal van Hemert:
> Hi,
> 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.

especially since there is no possibility to view extension-code on 
typo3.org this was my last way to inspect an extension 'before' going 
live/changing my DB

>> 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?

this is so obvious and mentioned in every discussion (with the hint 
'this is developer-stuff') I have not searched in forge at all.

>> 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.

one of the hidden features. I'm very unhappy about these features you 
can use only if you know where to hover and wait/ which area to click, 
so there are no hints about links or eventhandlers

> 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.

like above: often mentioned and got rants about 'not neccessary for 
normal users'

I for myself appreciated the overview with _all_ updateable extension 
with all versions and update comments _and_ the hint about changed files.

it was a good base to document the update neccessary, before and after 
the update, in an installation.

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

improvement = restore old behaviour

I gave up to get again(!) a practical (=usable in everyday work) UI


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