> - when a plug-in or feature is included, it is
possible to specify a
> filter. The version is however strict.
> - when a plug-in or feature is required, filters are not an option.
> the version can be a range.
> This is too limiting and it can also be hard to comprehend. At least
> newcomers that don't know the history behind the current design. Are
> there any improvements planned for this?
There is a bug https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=293715 dealing with filters on the feature entries. The
publisher currently supports filters on all inclusions/requires, however
the editors have no UI for setting these filters, and would likely
drop them if a feature.xml containing them was opened & saved.