Show Date of Last Update?
#1
Is there a way to show the date of the last update of the "current" version of an add-on in Kodi?  Is it a Skin thing?

It seems lots of add-ons haven't been updated in years, are actually broken, but not marked broken…  Be nice to see how abandonware they are…
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#2
I don't believe there is any way.  Some addons may provide update  info which may or may not include thedate of the update in their "news" section, but you have to go to each individual addon and look at its info to see that.  You can browse the Kodi project on github and see when the last change was merged, but the way the addons are structured it isn't easy to do that.

scott s.
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maintainer of skin  Aeon MQ5 mods for post-Gotham Kodi releases:
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#3
Quick and dirty python script to show addons that have not been updated since a certain date.

#!/usr/bin/python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

import os
import datetime


def filter_by_date(src_folder, archive_date):
    os.chdir(src_folder)
    return [
        name for name in os.listdir('.')
        if os.path.isdir(name) and datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(os.path.getmtime(name)) < archive_date
    ]


if __name__ == '__main__':
    print filter_by_date("/home/xbmc/.kodi/addons/", datetime.datetime(2016, 01, 01))

Just give it the path to your addons directory and a date.  Relies on the modification time of a directory.  Note that addons that have not been updated may not be broken, whilst addons that have could be.  It should give you an idea though.  Tested on Linux but should work with Windows too.

Sample output.
Code:
['script.aeonmq5.extrapack', 'script.module.mechanize', 'script.module.addon.common', 'skin.neon', 'script.module.pytz', 'pvr.vdr.vnsi', 'script.module.simplejson', 'repository.aeon-mq5-mod-isengard', 'script.videolanguage', 'script.grab.fanart', 'script.module.myconnpy', 'script.module.xbmcswift2', 'script.playlists', 'pvr.hts', 'script.module.metahandler', 'script.randomandlastitems', 'resource.uisounds.aeonmq5', 'script.module.parsedom', 'skin.aeonmq5.helixmod', 'repository.aeon-mq5-mod-helix', 'script.module.beautifulsoup', 'script.module.unidecode', 'script.module.t0mm0.common', 'script.module.simple.downloader']
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#4
(2018-10-02, 08:40)black_eagle Wrote: Quick and dirty python script to show addons that have not been updated since a certain date
Many thanks for that, and good idea. I installed it and the output was just a square box. I assume it's because there are no addons that have mod dates older than a few weeks. This is a new install on new hardware.

The relevant info would be the mod date of the addons in the source. Scott suggests there is none it seems? ("The way the addons are structured…") Just saying it would be especially useful to have that info when browsing addons to install in Kodi. Thanks.
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#5
Some add-ons don't need any maintenance and just keep working so don't need updates. Other might break again due to website change with couple hours of an update.
It's up to users to report problems to the add-on maintainer and the developer should then send an update or mark it broken.
At times we filter out old ones and try if they still work and take action.
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