Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#2924 closed defect (bug) (maybelater)

Old Plugins - Not updated in Years

Reported by: preston41's profile preston41 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:


Please put a limit on Old Plugins in the directory, If it has not been updated in 5, 6, 7 years why is it still available. It is potentially harmful to have these plugins still floating around.
You have just updated the directory, time to cull some plugins.

Change History (3)

#1 @Ipstenu
7 years ago

  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

The plugins are still available because they (often) still work.

We email developers 2-3 times a year with reminders about updating and how to have a plugin closed. They chose not to and that's fine. But they are made aware.

In return, plugins of 2+ years or more without an update are no longer shown on searches, unless it's a direct name query.

By keeping them available, people can find the code, download it, fix it, and either communicate with the developer to apply fixes, or perhaps take it over, fostering a healthy ecosystem :)

Worst case? They can email plugins@… and ask us to take over the work. We often do so :)

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Plugin Directory

#3 @preston41
7 years ago

I commend you on your lightening fast reply

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