Re: How about creating

Hi Steve,

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 8:50 AM, Steve Frécinaux <nudrema gmail com> wrote:
> On 08/08/2010 02:55 PM, Jose Aliste wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I sent this to the gnome-web-list but there was instructed to send it
>> here, so it can be more widely discussed (and maybe also in the next
>> gnome foundation meeting)
>> The idea is simple (but long and complex to implement). I would love
>> to have a site, so we can have nice database with
>> plugins and other addons for desktop apps. The idea would be to
>> "borrow" ideas from the addons site of mozilla and it should support
>> different types of add-ons (for instance, for gedit, we have plugins,
>> language files, style-themes to name a few).
>> So what do you think about this?
> This is an idea the gedit team had for some time but never realized due to
> lack of time resources.
> The nice thing here is that with the recent trend toward using a single
> library for several apps the interaction code only needs to be written and
> debugged once...

Thanks for sharing this. Actually that's why I got interested in the idea.
> Anyway I'm a bit frightened by the potential stability issues implied by
> such a "blessed" open plugin repository.

That's a main point to address, put in another words, what do users
would expect from addons there. I want to stress that in my mind, this
would  not a "blessed" open repository. As you know, plugins code
quality differs a lot from plugin to plugin, and also they are several
independent plugins trying to do the same thing.  Havings, would just help us to motivate plugins dev to
improve their code (by having more users of their code) and probably
getting together to work ( I am just guessing).

So to stress things, the site should clearly state that the plugins
are property of their developers and that problems should go to them
(as the does)  Of course we could also showcase
GNOME-"blessed" plugins with some logo of Gnome. For me "blessed"w
would mean are to  be defined as maintained in a repository in the
gnome git server.



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