Hi. There is a plugin which the original developer has not updated or responded to comments in over a year. I have rewritten parts of the plugin to address some problems and to make some improvements. Now what? Do I “release” this a a new plugin with a different name? Do I update the readme to reflect me as the current developer and release an updated version number of the original plugin? What’s the etiqutite and procedure here?
First, I’d suggest that you try to get in contact with the original plugin dev to let him/her know that you intend to branch their plugin.
Secondly, I’d suggest releasing this as a new plugin. Keep the original name if you want but extend it so that your version doesn’t clash with the original (eg original name: “Wibble” – new name: “Wibble Reloaded”).
Finally, make sure that the original author is credited somewhere in the readme. And that should be it.
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