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Consider splitting the plugin into a legacy and modern edition #365
This is more a discussion point, but one that would help move things forward.
Currently the plugin supports WordPress 4.0 and onwards. As seen in various tickets, this is beneficial for users looking to upgrade from older version, but does limit us a fair bit in relation to improvements ahead of, and along with, WordPress core.
Would it make sense to fork the plugin, essentially making
This would allow the main plugin to much more closely couple with core, remove backwards compatibility code, and basically make it easier to maintain with regards to porting code to and from core.
This of course has both pros and cons, and I want to hear the wider thoughts on it, and not just the voices in my head :)
Actually, I wondered about this, because of a forum topic. I was going to recommend Health Check, but didn't know if it had the part that moved to core, so I couldn't tell if it would work on the older WP.