is it possible to change the readme.txt of a plugin that is hosted at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/plugin-name without tagging a new version?

I would like wordpress.org to show the new readme.txt.

I have added a link to the plugin documentation but I do not want to force the users of updating their version because of this change.

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Yes, just change the readme in the tagged directory that is marked as stable.

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    Hey, great. I thought that every update would also be a new available update for the users. I just gave it a try with a screenshot. Hope that works out. Edit: Yes, it works. Thanks a lot for the heads up!
    – kaiser
    Nov 18, 2011 at 2:53

Afaik: No. We're all suffering from the wp.org plugin repo limitations...

Edit: This answer is plain wrong.

  • @AaronGibralter But missing the +1 vote ;)
    – kaiser
    Aug 3, 2012 at 14:11

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