Feature request #19125

Always show deprecated plugins in Plugin Manager (remove the option to hide/show them)

Added by Richard Duivenvoorde almost 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Assignee:Borys Jurgiel
Category:Plugin Manager
Pull Request or Patch supplied:Yes Resolution:wontfix
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:26955


See this dev list thread:


We currently do not have a way to show alternative plugins to a user which is searching for a (by us) deprecated plugin.

Average users will never see the deprecated plugins, because by default they are hidden.

My request is to remove the checkbox, and just always show deprecated, plugins, thereby give us a way to show alternative pluygins (preferably clickable...) in the description of the deprecated plugin.
Deprecated plugins could maybe show half transparent or so? To clearly show that this is a deprecated plugin?

Associated revisions

Revision 05c9e018
Added by Borys Jurgiel over 5 years ago

[Plugin manager][needs-docs] Deprecated plugins are listed gray. Fixes #19125


#1 Updated by Richard Duivenvoorde almost 6 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#2 Updated by Borys Jurgiel almost 6 years ago

Sounds like a feature, so give me the two weeks until master is defrosted ;)

I'm not sure if mixing text styles is a good idea. Maybe a very distinct red banner in the plugin details plus an additional confirmation dialog will be enough?

#3 Updated by Borys Jurgiel over 5 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied changed from No to Yes

See https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/pull/7713

I made a warning icon instead of the half-transparent style.

Showing the alternative plugins would require changes in the repository to expose it in the metadata response and I'm afraid we lack some manpower here... Although as soon as the new tag is added to the metadata, it's easy to put it (as a clickable link) to the manager.

#4 Updated by Borys Jurgiel over 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Refused by the Board ;-)

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