Was just pondering this idea and posted this in the post topic for discussion.
Each Maple finished version of Maple may still have certain bugs that will not be updated for that version, so I am suggesting (I think anyone could implement it) that if there is a workaround, one could wrap it up in something I would call a patch package updateable by us users we could update here on mapleprimes. It would be good for people who haven't upgraded or can't upgrade due to costs etc...
For example, there was recent issue with pdsolve that was fixed quite quickly in the seperate updateable Physics package. Things could be done similarily that might work with other workarounds using this patch package idea.
If anyone thinks this is good or even viable idea then lets implement it. I envisioned it with just this one rule to follow - the name of the patch package would reflect the version we are patching (ie. with(patch12) or with(patch2016) for Maple 12 and Maple 2016 respectively etc...) We could make these patch packages available in this post or start another.
As I said, I'm just throwing the idea out there. Thoughts?