Why can't I keep my plugins?
Most, but strangely not all, Notepad++ updates tell me that the “hex editor” plugin will be removed (or something like that) “due to stability issues.” This forces me to go back to the plugin manager and reinstall the thing. While that isn’t too difficult, it is very annoying. It is especially annoying since I’ve never had a single issue with the hex editor plugin and as a software developer, I use it fairly frequently.
Is there a compelling reason why the popup that tells of the “stability issue” cannot (a) offer an option to keep the plugin anyway and (b) tell us what the “stability issue” might be (or provide a link to same)?
Some examples of the crashes:
I’ve experienced the .nfo file crash myself, but it’s difficult to reproduce (just changing the extension of a file to .nfo doesn’t guarantee the crash).
I’m working on creating a new hex editor plugin to replace the old one.
offer an option to keep the plugin anyway
What I’ve done before to avoid this issue is you can rename your plugin. For example the installer removes
DSpellCheck.dllI’ve just renamed it to
DSpellCheck2.dlland it never warns me about it again :)