Re: How about creating

On Sun, 2010-08-08 at 15:28 +0200, Johannes Schmid wrote:
> Hi!
> > Also, there should be a clear distinction whether an addon is Gnome
> > approved (meaning it is reviewed, translated, probably hosted in the
> > gnome git somewhere) or the work of a freelance dev. Distributions are
> > welcome to keep  packaging  any of the addons, as they do now, but
> > normally the maintainer's cost of distributing 100 or more addons
> > would be too high (in my opinion). In this sense, I would love to have
> > an easy way of installing add-ons that does not require you to copy
> > files to some hidden directories. We should have a command line
> > gnome-addon install add-on-name, which will download and install the
> > add-on. That would be really neat in my opinion.
> While I would rather vote for a more complete "GNOME Appstore" solution
> in the far future (possibly based on OpenSuSE build service), some
> points to note:

I think the could be a first step for this. Another step on 
this direction could be to revamping the GNOME Software Map (there is a 
recent theat suggesting this on the marketing-list) and gnome tv.


> * This will only work for scripted plugins Python, Javascript, Ruby
> * All compiled languages will suffer depedency problems
> * It would mean that we install executable things into the user's home
> directory. Some admins might not like this though of course mozilla does
> the same. Security is an important point here.
> It is also a rather huge maintaince burden to check that the plugin
> works with the installed version of an application.

Yes, there are some technical open issues and resources problems to


  -- Juanjo Marin

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