I have an addon that uses a third party binary and I want to include this information for the user to see. I want to add another type of info to the users in the area marked in yellow but when I add this custom included_binary_version attribute in the bl_info object, it doesn't show up.

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This is the bl_info block in the __init__.py file but included_binary_version does not show up in the yellow marked area. I know the supported attributes are in the documentation, but I was wondering if there is a way to make additional attributes show up? Or is this not possible? Or some hack I can use?

bl_info = {
    "name": "Addon Name",
    "description": "",
    "author" : "Harry McKenzie",
    "version": (1, 0, 4),
    "blender": (2, 93, 0),
    "included_binary_version": (1, 2, 5),
    "location": "File >",
    "warning": "",
    "doc_url": "",
    "wiki_url": "",
    "tracker_url": "",
    "support": "COMMUNITY",
    "category": "Import-Export",

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That UI is drawn by this code, which hardcodes the list of properties that appear there, so the straight-forward answer is "no".

  • $\begingroup$ oh no.. so what do you think is the best way i can communicate to the user about the version of the binary included in my addon? $\endgroup$ Jan 20 at 10:23
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    $\begingroup$ Put it in the description? $\endgroup$
    – scurest
    Jan 20 at 10:29
  • $\begingroup$ right! guess i have no choice haha thank you! $\endgroup$ Jan 20 at 10:34

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