The idea of printing a schedule for dropping compatibility with MediaWiki versions is a very good idea - it's helpful to both admins and extension developers. Still, maybe it's better to separate this schedule from the planned SMW version schedule - since knowing exactly when, say, SMW 1.8 will come out really is a guess, whereas for dropping MediaWiki compatibility there can be a much more precise schedule - assuming that it's based on some simple rule, like compatibility with a specific version of MW is kept for x months or years after it's no longer the official version. Maybe there should just be two separate schedules?


On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Jeroen De Dauw <jeroendedauw@gmail.com> wrote:

Recently Markus and I had some discussion about supporting older releases of MediaWiki in SMW. I figured it's best to have dates/releases on which you'll drop such compatibility on the roadmap, so people have some heads up on when that'll happen and to avoid continuing to support old releases indefinitely.


Anyone objections to the rough dates I put on the compatibility dropping?


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