[TYPO3-typo3org] Request for TYPO3.org extension lists

wes currier typo3 at wesfx.com
Fri Mar 3 01:51:13 CET 2006


The issue I had is that with versions of TYPO3 from 3.5 all the way 
through 4.0 beta 3, there are many extensions that will not work for 
certain versions. When I set up a new installation, I have to search 
through considerable documentation to determine if, for example, the TV 
in the TER works with the installation I am configuring. It would be 
nice if there was a flag that could be set for minimum version required.

As the list of extensions continues to grow it will only get worse. I 
have to read the extract to determine what the extension does, then 
click into details as Karsten mentioned, then look at the readme file 
(sometimes)to determine if the extension will work with my installation.

I can search for photo galleries, or shops, or accessibility, or even 
cron based extensions. Why can't I search for "extensions for 3.6.0" or 

Sometimes the author has not specified the typo3 version. I try to 
install the extension and get many errors. I look through the archives, 
or on the news group, or Google to find out that it does not work for 
that version of typo3. That is all time consuming.

A recent example. I thought the new versions of the DAM that Rene just 
made available on his site was only for 4.0 but, in reading the DAM 
newsgroup someone asked if it would work with 3.8.1 and apparently it 
does. Now I can try the newest version.

Don't get me wrong I think all of the developers are doing a great job. 
I just mentioned this from a usability standpoint from someone who does 
not use Typo3 every day.

wes currier

Ernesto Baschny [cron IT] wrote:
> The last uploaded TYPO3-Version is not necessarily the "minimum TYPO3
> version required". I might be developing my extension on TYPO3 4.0 but
> still be backwards compatible with 3.5. So this is an information that
> only the author can give by himself, maybe in the documentation. And
> sometimes not even the author knows for sure, so you have just to try. :)
> Cheers,
> Ernesto

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