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Hi Drew, *,

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 2:55 PM, drew <> wrote:
On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 13:24 +0100, Christian Lohmaier wrote:
On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 12:22 AM, drew <> wrote:
ps - it doesn't.

It does - when you set the version filter to "all versions"

Howdy Christian,

So it does.

One thing, the search filter is "Any version" not "All ..." and that is
a huge difference.

Indeed it is labelled "Any version"

Not sure how hard it would be to always show the ones that work in all versions.

As long as you really mean "any" then yes I think that would make sense
- in that it makes sense to have the drop down default to "Any" and in
effect turn the version filter off. ( "All" btw would be, IMO, the most
restrictive version filter, and would really not make any sense)

I somewhat agree. ALL will be useless when more and more versions will
be added. OTOH, extensions that do work with older versions, will also
work with newer versions.

I cannot think of a case where you are searching for 3.4 compatible

Well, you would not want to waste the users time showing them extensions
that do not work in their particular environment.

Heh, don't rip the sentence apart like this :-)

Though I would suspect
this is more likely with major version changes: ie 3.x vs 4.x.

but don't want results that work in older ones as well,

This belongs to the above - so when searching for 3.4 compatible ones,
you don't want to exclude those that also work with 3.3, do you?

same for the other way round - cannot think of a usecase to search for
extensions that work with 3.3, but not with 3.4.

However I can think of wanting to make sure they work in both versions
(although it is unlikely that the one that did work in 3.3 won't work
in 3.4, it is of course possible, especially when thinking about the
changes in Impress in OOo).
But then again the "all" or "any" will not be of any use.

The real solution is to default to <current version> that will also
include those extensioned labeled to work in "previous version and
later". and make the selection a multi-selection aware control instead
of single option.


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