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Category option: Disable versioning

Discussion in 'Resource Manager Suggestions' started by Alfa1, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    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:
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2016
  2. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Mar 10, 2016
  3. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    This suggestion gets my like. I can see the use of making those permissions based on each categories.
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    +Like. Good idea.
  5. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I have an addon under development for XF1.5 that removes versioning from XFRM.

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