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0000584FS Upgrade Project (Media VPs)Feedback/Feature Requestpublic2010-08-07 05:30
ReporterFuryAssigned ToZacam 
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version3.6.12 
Target VersionFixed in Version3.6.12 
Summary0000584: Adding version numbers to mediavps mod folders
DescriptionDue to increasing complexity of mediavps in each subsequent release, I strongly encourage adopting version numbers in mod folders. Meaning mediavps 3.6.12 would have mod folder named as mediavps_3612, mediavps 3.7.0 would have it named as mediavps_370.

This has a lot of benefits at the expense of disk space which is cheap for all but laptop users. Laptop users can just get external HDD or memory stick to store less needed stuff into.

- Allows mod developers and community to update old mods in peace, without being pressured by support requests.
- Mods retain consistency when they use mediavps they were developed on. Visual consistency is often as important as is being debug error free.
- FSU doesn't have the battle the nearly impossible fight of maintaining backwards compatibility. Instead FSU can focus in getting the best possible mediavps out the door without sacrificing anything on the altar of backwards compatibility.
- No need for upgrade instructions and troubleshooting. Each mediavps release is clean install to its own mod folder and mods will switch to new mediavps when they're ready to do so.

A lot of benefits to be ignored despite using more disk space.
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-07-24 07:51 Fury New Issue
2010-08-07 05:30 Zacam Status new => resolved
2010-08-07 05:30 Zacam Fixed in Version => 3.6.12
2010-08-07 05:30 Zacam Resolution open => fixed
2010-08-07 05:30 Zacam Assigned To => Zacam