Are Your Plugins Up-To-Date?

Version 02.03.00
Added 26 Jun 2012 (last updated 31 May 2018)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

This plugin compares the version numbers in downloaded plugins installed on your machine with version numbers of a snapshot of the plugins on the Plugin Download Page.

It creates a list in the Plugin Trace Window showing whether the version numbers are OUTDATED, CURRENT, NEWER, or NOT IN LIST. If a plugin is OUTDATED, you should probably install the current version of the plugin.

The plugin will also tell you if you have duplicate copies of the same plugin in different folders. This can cause problems, especially with plugins that run other plugins, and you are advised to eliminate any duplicates.

The ''snapshot'' of the Download Page Plugins is tedious to create, so it will not be updated often. If your plugins are OUTDATED, you should update, but CURRENT and NEWER are valid only at the time of the snapshot, and are less trustworthy. The original snapshot was made on May 23, 2012.

The current version of most plugins can be found in the listing on the Plugins Download Page. For many plugins, the version number is displayed in the lower left corner of the plugin's main dialog box.

Updated 26 June 2012 to fix Add Pitch Class list entry.

Updated 18 January 2015 to update the plugin list snapshot to be current as of January 18, 2015.

Updated 18 Feb 2015. The plugin still uses a snapshot (date is Feb 11, 2015) but it is much more detailed that earlier versions. The uninstalled plugin list should only show plugins that will work in your version of Sibelius.

Updated 31 May 2018. Updated plugin snapshot valid as of May 31, 2018. I have created a new process to update an existing map file rather than creating it from scratch that should make it easier to update at least a little more often. In this version, uninstalled plugins that may not work in your version of Sibelius can appear, so check validity before installing.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.