As you may know, there are many differences in the way the UI components work on Magento 2.0 and Magento 2.1.
I find it very painful having to manage two different versions of the same module when using UI components (one version for 2.0 and one for 2.1). Cross version compatibility is important IMO specially when you are a module provider so the customer don't have to double check the version to know which module to install.
Thus I would like to make my module compatible with both.
Here is the idea I came up with:
- Having two different UI components under the
Then in my layout file I could do something like this:
<uiComponent ifversion="2.0" name="my_listing_v_2_0" /> <uiComponent ifversion="2.1" name="my_listing_v_2_1" />
That is the theory, and in theory it could work fine.
Now here come the questions:
- how do I attack this ?
- Any way I can create conditional UI component declaration in my layout file ? I highly doubt that's possible out of the box but I'm willing to write some extra code so the layout can support such thing.
- even better (doubt it's possible), can we make a UI component file compatible both 2.0 and 2.1 ?