there is another way Rated 1 out of 5 stars

why not get your patches committed to scrapbook instead of forking? Forking a project should be a last resort, since it has many negative effects including confusing and fracturing the user-base. I suggest you contact the original author, get a new version of the original product out, and then remove this version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3.12). 

Is there really another way?

Have you ever tried to contact the author? I did. No reactions at all. That's why I published a fork!