Understanding Add-on Upgrades


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I've largely been developing some add-ons for my own, specific needs, with no intention of an external release. As such, I have nothing fancy happening as part of install/uninstall process. I setup any resources (like db tables) I need manually.

But on the occasion I wish to update my add-on, apart from re-uploading the necessary files and triggering an update via the add-on manager with the new addon.xml, what other considerations should I be making?

For example, I have never bothered to update my add-on's version number. It has always remained at 1.0.0. Apart from generally just being "poor practice", are there any side effect to this I should be aware of?