[Qt-creator] coreplugin/ide_version.h

André Pönitz andre.poenitz at nokia.com
Mon Nov 28 12:16:43 CET 2011

On Monday 28 November 2011 11:08:33 ext Konstantin Tokarev wrote:
> Hi Qt Creator developers,
> Recently I've started porting my plugin from Qt Creator 2.3 to 2.4, 
> and found that coreplugin/ide_version.h was moved to app/app_version.h.
> Is there any practical reason behind it?

The version applies to the application, not to the core plugin.

> How do you think developers of external plugins should keep source
> compatibility with latest stable (2.3) and upcoming (2.4) versions while 
> IDE_VERSION_XXX macros are moving around?

The easiest way is probably to be to have two branches in your plugin 
sources, matching the branches of the Qt Creator sources.

I understand it is currently a pain to keep external plugins up-to-date.
We try to improve the situation gradually.


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