AW: [Qgis-developer] Re: [Qgis-user] New: Announcing
marco.hugentobler at karto.baug.ethz.ch
Sat Jun 6 07:09:26 EDT 2009
Probably we just need a group (or a person) that volunteers to review plugins for the official repository.
Plugins can only be used widely if they are in the approved repository (http://pyqgis.org/repo/official). Otherwise the user cannot be sure the plugin does not do any bad things on the local computer.
Von: qgis-developer-bounces at lists.osgeo.org im Auftrag von Paolo Cavallini
Gesendet: Sa 06.06.2009 08:25
An: Gary Sherman
Cc: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
Betreff: Re: [Qgis-developer] Re: [Qgis-user] New: Announcing Quantumnik(Mapnik) Plugin
Gary Sherman ha scritto:
> We have a common repo. What specifically are you referring to?
Sorry I was unclear.
Well, if plugin developers ask to add their repo to standard ones rather
than adding their plugin to the official repo (globally the most
efficient choice), I think we have a problem. I am worried about much
work being underutilized or wasted, having very useful plugins not
effectively available to most users (and probably also to some
developers). This issue can increase dramatically over time, as QGIS is
getting more and more widespread.
What could be done? My opinions
1. advertize more the possibility to upload plugins to the standard repo
(e.g. Volkan, were you aware of this?)
2. integrate the repo into qgis (e.g. adding the possibility of
uploading plugins straight from the app)
3. integrate the repo with the main qgis web site
4. add an "experimental/sandbox" repo, to encourage devs to submit their
plugins as early as possible, and promote cooperation
5. add the usual popularity and rating stuff, that would also encourage
sharing and spreading plugin use.
We can help if useful.
All the best.
Paolo Cavallini: http://www.faunalia.it/pc
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