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  • Refinement: Make the Plugin/ViewDetails “Last Updated” field show the actual years/months/weeks/days, rather than rounding.

    Dashboard/Plugins/[AnyPlugin]/ViewDetails:
    “Last Updated” rounds “1 week and 3 days” into “Two Weeks”.
    See screenshot: https://snag.gy/pk6anZ.jpg

    In Contrast, the Support Forum shows dates in actual years/months/weeks/days.
    See screenshot: https://snag.gy/UYbtCf.jpg

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    That level of detail is kinda unnecessary. What does it matter if the plugin was updated 1 week and 6 days ago or 2 weeks ago? The purpose is to show that the plugin is regularly updated, not to provide detailed information.

    JohnNadeau

    (@johnnadeau)

    Hi Samuel,

    I like to see plugin updates mature or season a bit before updating them. I’ve noticed at times when an update arrives, it is quickly updated/patched to correct a problem. It’s helpful to see that an update has “seasoned” 8 days (without quick/emergency patches), rather than “two weeks” (when it’s really only been 8 days).

    I don’t think that level of detail hurts anything, and it would be consistent with other date formats, such as the area I pointed out.

    Just a suggestion 🙂

    Thanks,

    John

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    It’s code, not a fine wine. It doesn’t change with age. “Seasoning” it is slightly ridiculous.

    JohnNadeau

    (@johnnadeau)

    I’m sorry, perhaps I made a mistake posting to this forum. Is there another forum that welcomes ideas/suggestions?

    I simply wanted to suggest that the “Last Updated” field be consistent in both places.

    Of course a plugin doesn’t get better on its own.

    I used to rush to update software, as soon an update was made, only for it to create other issues. I was trying to making the point that after a plugin is updated, it causes a problem, the author writes a fix, and a new update is published soon thereafter. It’s nice to know how much time has passed since its last update as a gauge of its stability.

    Thanks!

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