I would like to ask if there is a set of good practices or rules to have projects that were made in previous versions of oF working in the newest ones.
I don’t know if there is a general answer to this question, though the changes are varied and sometimes many. But I’m having too frequently hard times of frustration when I try to develop further earlier projects or derive from them in updated versions of oF. So I asked myself if there is a better way to do this instead of wait for the errors and google for solutions, which I may not find or may not exist.
At the moment I’m trying to work on a project made with oF v0.9.3 linux64 with the version 0.9.8 and I just couldn’t. It seems like ofXml and ofOsc are somehow different now and I was not skilled enough to make the changes necessary.
Maybe there is not a general answer to what I’m asking, but a way to narrow the scope of the errors that might be inevitable, and so better understand where they come from.
I understand that the addons may not work in newer versions because their maintainers for one reason or another don’t follow the pace of oF changes. For instance the ofxCv which i like very much and whose maintainer I’m thankful, but unfortunately as far as I can see is not working with 0.9.8. Or it is? Am I missing something I could do have it working?
If there is already a documentation about this, I would be glad to have it pointed out. If not, maybe it would be good for all oF users, specially the newcomers as me to have it written somewhere.