Martin Truckenbrodt wrote:
Ger wrote:... When a MOD author doesn't look after approval, the support tab of that MOD will be flooded with questions like Will this work for 3.0.x?. Answers of several users who tried it on a newer version will vary due to faulty installs or conflicts with other much. ...
I have a validated MOD which has been validated for phpBB 3.0.3. The MOD still is compatible with phpBB 3.0.10. And it's not using UMIL. The only thing which could been updated is the MODX version entry in the header of the install.xml. So there is not really a need to update the MOD.
But MOD authors can post a FAQ about MOD compatibility. So MOD users just could have a look there to get the information they are looking for.
Just a note, I'm not sure if you are aware but there was a change in the MOD Database Policy a while back (the reason mentioned being one of the reasons it was changed) which was discussed in this topic
and that was updating MODs just either for a MODX and phpBB Version
or just a phpBB Version
. The change was made so can now you can submit an update for your MOD just to update a phpBB Version so that you don't get people asking about compatibility.
It also prevents your MOD being cleaned. The idea of cleaning was added in Titania to allow Contribution cleanups (It could be compared to what happened here
but without the publishing of lists on who wants to pick them up). I don't know the criteria or if the MOD Team have plans to clean some more MODs but I doubt this would happen before 3.1. For example all phpBB 2 MODs have simply been cleaned as have a few for the RCs of phpBB3 (I think). I also believe the styles team were planning on doing this at some point for styles older than 3.0.8 (See here
Regarding the forum: I think its a good idea and it helps keeps the main forum more organised.