> upcoming SMW 1.9 bundle were to maintain compatibility with MW 1.19 LTS
SMW 1.9.x will be compatible with MW 1.19 :)
Sorry to hear about all the hassle you had. I'm afraid we can do little to remedy compat breakage in core though. Unless you have a brainwashing machine to make certain core developers care about compatibility.
Jeroen De Dauwhttp://www.bn2vs.com
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