Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Central plugin repository

>>>>> "CC" == Charlotte Curtis  writes:

CC> Federico, I think the Launchpad idea is a great one.  However,
CC> Alexandre brought up an important point: approving plugins.  If
CC> all available plugins on Launchpad were included in the plugger-in
CC> plugin, it might be a good idea to differentiate between those in
CC> early-alpha and those in functional beta.  Does Launchpad have any
CC> sort of tagging functionality that could take care of this, so
CC> that those in charge of approving plugins could put a "stamp of
CC> approval" on plugins that are deemed ready for public consumption?
CC> Or perhaps a separate "meta-repository" that links to all approved
CC> projects?

Don't forget that rhythmbox is used on other distros other than
Ubuntu/Debian! (like Fedora) Launchpad is a little too Ubuntu-specific
for my liking, more appropriate, I think, is the NewStuffManager
mentioned below.

Although I realise that some people won't want to do this for
licensing or other reasons, I also think that time might be better
spent trying to get the plugins into SVN trunk.  So please file
enhancement bugs in for any third-party plugins
that don't already have one.  If you create the plugin as a patch
against SVN trunk, your chances of getting into SVN are much greater
than just attaching a tarball that isn't integrated into the build


CC> On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 10:29 AM, Alexandre <airmind gmail com> wrote:

> You could take a look in a plugin I developed that does most of what you
>> want: NewStuffManager in
>> The NewStuffManager daemon will be renamed according to its author,
>> and it will probably be incorporated in the next Gnome version (if
>> it is not already).  What is still missing is a central repository
>> where users can upload their own plugins to get approval and be
>> availiable to ohers. Maybe the Google App Engine could help in this
>> task, but I think it wont be availiable very soon.
>> Tell me what you think if you try it. The plugins in there are a
>> little outdated, and I havent included others that have appeared,
>> but the system works in general.
>> Bye, Alexandre
>> On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 9:01 AM, Federico Lox Lucignano <
>> federico lox gmail com> wrote:
>> > Il giorno mar, 08/04/2008 alle 21.48 +0200, giopas ha scritto:
>> >
>> > Thomas Zander ha scritto:> We need a central repository for
>> plugins that are not part of RB's svn> trunk. People like the way
>> firefox deals with extensions including> checking for updates and
>> the like.> > I think it would be a very nice idea: most of plugin's
>> authors already use a svn repository, maybe we could at least
>> mirror (if they agree) their repositories in a extra-plugin/
>> directory, or even give them access to such directory (upon a
>> previous submission of the code to this list), like it is for
>> amsn-extra plugins.  > What do you think about it?  > enjoy,
>> ;)giopas
>> >
>> >
>> > Or we could open a "Rhythmbox plug-ins" Launchpad account and
>> then > develop a "Plugin installer" plug-in so that:
>> >
>> > 1) We could manage code by bzr which is easier than svn to use
>> and grant > access to every developer to his/her own plug-in (we
>> would also be able to > manage different teams, one per plug-in),
>> we could manage translations and > bugs too from there (launchpad
>> has a load of cool features to manage code > repositories)
>> >
>> > 2)After installing the "Plug-in installer" plug-in (which we
>> should > first develop, of course [image: :D]) RB's users would be
>> able to click > on a "Install/Remove plug-ins" menu entry in the
>> Edit menu (below the actual > "Plugin" entry, which we could ask
>> the main dev team to rename into > something like "Setup plugins",
>> just to emphasize the difference between > those two actions
>> [image: ;)] ) and be presented with a list of > available plug-ins
>> (retrieved by the launchpad repo) and their own versions > (also C
>> plug-ins built for the architecture currently in use) and >
>> install/remove them in ~/.gome2/rhythmbox/plugins/ on the fly (the
>> plug-in > installer would gently ask the user to restart Rhythmbox
>> at this point)

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