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Suggestion : Version managment of extensions

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Community Member, 18 Posts

8 August 2009 at 11:43pm

Edited: 08/08/2009 11:44pm


Are there any plans to implement a basic version management for silverstripe extensions?

At least a list of all installed extensions with their version numbers would be a help. Each upgrade is of ss is complicated because you have to keep an eye on the assets, mysite and themes directory, to keep user-modified or uploaded files. You have to keep an eye on modules and their version numbers. For that you have to know which directories are part of the ss base release and which directories are modules.

What about...

  • A new page in the admin interface which shows all extensions and their version numbers and other information?

  • A defined interface (some kind of a extension base class or a extension info class, currently I do not know sapphires class hierarchy enough to make a concrete suggestion) for extensions which provides information about version, creator, download, required ss version, download url etc.

  • The possibility to install, upgrade, deactivate, uninstall extensions from within the admin interface

Best regards


Community Member, 244 Posts

9 August 2009 at 12:43am

Yes, this is planned for 2.4. You can view major planned features in upcoming versions at


Community Member, 18 Posts

10 August 2009 at 2:23am

Thank you. That sounds great :)

Best regards