Are Your Plugins Up-To-Date?

Version 02.20.02
Added 26 Jun 2012 (last updated 02 Oct 2020)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.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It creates a list in the Plugin Trace Window showing whether the version numbers are OUTDATED, CURRENT, NEWER, or NOT IN LIST. If a plugin is OUTDATED, you should probably install the current version of the plugin.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. The original snapshot was made on May 23, 2012.

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.

Updated 19 February 2019. Version 02.05.00. Updated the snapshot file to be current as of 19 February 2018 so they results should be more useful for a while.

Updated 23 February 2019. Version 02.05.00. Updated and cleaned up the snapshot file to be current as of 23 February 2018 so they results should be more useful for a while.

Updated 24 February 2020. Version 02.20.00. The zip file for this plugin now includes a data file, AreYourPluginsUpToDateMap.csv, that contains the version numbers (if any) of the plugins on the download page. This file will be installed in the same folder as the plugin. The plugin will read the data from that file and compare the version numbers of plugins you have installed to the numbers in the file.

I will maintain a copy of the data file as plugins are added or updated, so I should be able to update the data file more often.

Updated 31 March 2020. Version 02.20.01. Updated data file.

Updated 01 October 2020. Version 02.20.02. CSV data file updated, but code is unchanged.

Updated 02 October 2020. The Zip file previously did not include the csv data file. It does now.Please update it. Also if you have installed a copy of the plugin Stem Direction Sib6 please be sure it is updated to version 01.06.00 (its file date must be October 1, 2020 or later) before running this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.