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Recently, a breaking change (1.2 -> 1.3) was introduced:
I didn't see any sort of announcement or warning about this (though admittedly I wasn't watching terribly closely). Was there a public discussion about this? I'm curious as to why you guys introduced this breaking change in a minor release.
Actually we do breaking changes in minor releases and not patch releases, so we don't really follow semver in that regard. If we did that we would be at nodebb 32 now.
I think since 1.x.x we started tagging all breaking changes with the
breaking change(themes)so people can adjust their themes and custom code before upgrading.
Actually we do breaking changes in minor releases and not patch releases, so we don't really follow semver in that regard.
Ah, fair enough.
Also 1.3 is not released yet.
I know. But it seems like an awful way to run a railroad if you break people's plugins without advance notice, which I don't think is covered by a tag on a github issue.
I agree with you @boomzilla The lack of information about updates, breaking changes, documentation, etc makes so hard to change between versions cause any plugin may break and that limits the fast adoption of newer releases on the nodebb comunities.
Not every people are programmers to dig between commits and changes on github.
Sadly this situation been long time ago and its not easy to solve because of the modular plugin system.
In my opinion there are a bunch of important plugins that should be mantained by all the community and staff like a core features ( there are some already included ) in order to be sure all works on each release and also thread or blog entry with important changes woudnt hurt.
How do you recommend this be done? If you want a changelog, you can look at the milestone on GitHub.
But milestones only cover issues. There iare of course lot of changes and addition that arent referenced on issues.
There were some helpful topics of breaking changes on the past with a little explanation.
I guess a topic with centralized information would be nice for 1.2 1.3 1.4 at least updates ( including new or uptades hooks explained + breaking changes on plugins explained + breaking changes on themes explained + a simple explanation of new features)
It doesnt need to be all changes just important things
Please remember that not every body know to code but with some little explanations and documentation some of us can keep runnin and doing small fixes and learning and improving nodebb