Re: a better plugin manager


On Wed, 2007-04-18 at 10:54 +0200, David Prieto wrote:
> Plugin management in Gnome is suboptimal; it depends on a given package
> being in your distro's repos, which gives no room for new packages.
> Installing a plugin for Rhythmbox is a real pain in the ass, if it's not
> in the repos.

Something similar to codec buddy ?

> Why not let the plugin manager download new plugins and install them for
> you? Something between the current plugin managers and the add/remove
> apps we have now. Something like the attached mockup.
> My idea is more or less the same as the plugin manager we have now, only
> it lets you choose and add plugin repos specific to each application.
> Then you can browse for plugins maintained by Ubuntu, plugins maintained
> by the developers of that app, or third-party plugins. Then, clicking a
> plugin's checkbox actually downloads and installs it. No need to have a
> specific "epiphany-extensions" package with only a few predefined
> extensions... you can have any extension available out there.
> Apt-get and repos magic is great, why not use it with plugins as well?
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