OC version info for apps

9.0.x
help

#1

I use an app which was running in OC8 and continued to work when I upgraded to OC9.
However when I do a completely new install of OC9 and place the app contents in the apps folder, it no longer works saying it needs OC8.2 to work.

Clearly there is a check of some type that does not occur in the upgrade, but is done on a new install when checking the apps folder.

Is there a file which is present in apps to constrain the versions it will work in - if so is the file/location common to all apps?


#2

Is it the tasks app?


#3

Thanks for asking tflidd.

It was in fact 2 apps, the Tasks+ and Calendar+ apps.

They were not supposed to work after OC8, but I have got them both working now in the latest version (9.0.4) by simply changing the 'max-version' in the info.xml file in the apps.

However, although they seem to work perfectly on the server they do not synchronize to the PC or phone - so I guess the coded Caldav syncing is not compatible.


#4

Yes, both apps are not just for fun marked as incompatible with oC9. :slight_smile:

The whole CalDAV and CardDAV interface was moved from the Calendar and Contacts App into the ownCloud core itself. The "new" Calendar and Contacts Apps are now only CalDAV / CardDAV clients so the Calendar+, Tasks+ and Contacts+ Apps would need a complete rewrite to make them compatible with oC9+ again.


#5

Shame :cry:

These apps offer some extra features over and above the standard Calendar/Tasks apps in OC that would be nice to keep - but I guess they have to go if it means they don't sink with Thunderbird (PC) or Android (Phone).


#6

If it is very important, you can stay with OC 8.2 and wait with your upgrade until the new calendar/contact-apps provide the necessary features.


#7

I'd say they were more 'nice to have' rather than 'important'.

I guess this is the disadvantage of using systems where content can be supplied from independent developers - if you use their contributions and they decide to abandon them it can be disappointing.