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Implemented Category option: Disable versioning

Alfa1

Well-known member
#1
In many use cases there is no version of resources. This goes for fileless resources, but also for external or internal download. Its obvious that the RM was created with a software marketplace in mind, but its often used to host file downloads that will never change. There is no versioning.
Many sites that I know just host documents or link to external web pages. Once the entry is added, the entry does not change ever. In such case there is no use for a version tab or a version string.

Please add a category option to disable versioning.This would disable:
  • Version string
  • Version tab
  • Post Resource Update tab / function / sidebar link
  • Last version sidebar block
  • Last update date in information block in sidebar.

I am not 100% sure if this request should be considered a suggestion or a bug, because showing the version tab and version for entries that have no versioning, results in confusing users with mandatory functions that they can do nothing with. Some users will just give up in frustration.

There have been quite a few questions and requests for this feature. Here is one example that attracted 11 votes:
https://xenforo.com/community/threads/can-version-string-in-resources-be-removed.47462/
 
Last edited:

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#7
Versioning can be disabled in XFRM2. Note that updates and versioning are independent concepts. For example, even if you choose not to expose versioning, a file can still be updated or a tutorial can be expanded. These are situations where posting updates still makes sense.