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  • Was wondering what the view on this is. I’ve found that there is a plugin which checks to see if my plugin is installed and if it is then it suggests you de-activate my plugin because my plugins optional functionality might clash with “core” functionality in their plugin.

    I specifically coded my plugin so that the specific functionality could be turned off as other plugins also provide that functionality and I wanted my plugin and other plugins to be able to co-exist without causing problems.

    It just seems rather arrogant of the other plugin to suggest that my plugin should be de-activated.

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  • I can see how you’d be annoyed, but let’s assume that the authors of the other plugin are trying to do the right thing, which is identify conflicts and help their users debug things. Given that, have you asked the authors of the other plugin to modify their message to something like “It looks like you are running plugin XYZ. That plugin duplicates some of the functionality of this plugin and may cause unpredictable behavior. If you wish to use both plugins, disable plugin XYZ’s abc option”?

    Just a thought.

    Its something to consider – they’ve got a very long list of plugins which they have identified that their plugin doesn’t work well with for various reasons.

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