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[resolved] Hey, plugin author! Are you alive and well?? (7 posts)

  1. fwchapman
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Dear Plugin Author,

    How the heck are ya? The reason I ask is that this easily fixed problem was reported months ago:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-revision-control-minor-problem-no-delete-button?replies=5

    It would take you about ten minutes to fix this and save everyone a whole lot of confusion.

    Can you please take a moment to help us out? If you're too busy, would it be okay if I make a zip file with the fix and sent it to you to upload?

    Thank you,

    Fred Chapman
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  2. jaledwith
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think you've given him fair notice. If you wanted to fork the project for the sake of the rest of us I certainly wouldn't complain. :)

    Andrew

  3. evdboogaard
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Go for it!

  4. fwchapman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    jaledwith and evdboogaard, thanks for your encouragement! I just made one last appeal to the plugin author by email. If the problem isn't resolved by the time I build my next website, I'll fork the plugin and publish the fix on this website.

    Fred

  5. fwchapman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Update: The plugin author, Dion, is alive and well! He has released Version 2.1 of the plugin, which no longer requires a patch to toggle between the compare and delete functions.

  6. Dion Hulse
    WordPress Dev
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi guys,
    Sorry for the delays in the updates.

    As for forking of Plugins, In general, WordPress.org discourages it for a few reasons, the first one that comes to my mind is that those who are using the old plugin never get the notice about the newer forked version eventually leading to more problems for users.

    If someone wants to make a diff/patch to the plugin, I do appreciate it, and if you send it along in an email (to wordpress@dd32.id.au) I will take a look and do my best to get it in the plugin - Of course, if theres no time to review things, and test it properly personally before release, it just never happens.. Testing other peoples work is not exactly a fast process, and many times in the past has simply lead me to writing the fix myself, knowing that I could trust the way i've written it (Something I can't do of other peoples code!). But if you do provide a patch, and are interested in helping out on the plugin long term (ie. be a committer to the plugin), I can work that out - It'd just require someone who wants to stick around long enough, and is willing to take code criticism to make sure the end product was still something i'd be happy to have attributed to myself in some way.

    Finally, 2.1 has a few bugs still, none of them new, I'll get to it over the next fortnight though.

  7. fwchapman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Dion, thanks so much for finding some time to help us out with this. We really appreciate all your hard work on your plugins and on the WordPress core! -Fred

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