[OpenLayers-Dev] Addins Directory

Jachym Cepicky jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 09:19:25 EDT 2007

Christopher Schmidt píše v Čt 18. 10. 2007 v 08:58 -0400:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 08:42:15AM -0400, Paul Spencer wrote:
> > Erik,
> > 
> > are the Addins intended to be officially supported, but outside the  
> > core library?  Or are they intended to be third party contributions  
> > that are 'use at your own risk'?
> I think my personal intention is that they are 'officially supported by
> their developer', and that users can expect help from the mailing list,
> IRC, etc. If the WMS Manager goes into addins, I expect Lorenzo to
> support the users of it via the OpenLayers infrastructure.
> So, I wouldn't expect that I would be answering every questino related
> to every addin, but I would chip in, and I would expect other developers
> to take an active role in supporting their users.
> If the OpenLayers trunk breaks compatibility with an addin, I think that
> the OpenLayers project would have a responsibility to fix it.
> To me this is definitely not 'use at your own risk': these are things
> that are meant to work with OpenLayers. If they don't, that's a problem,
> and the project has a responsibility to make sure that doesn't happen.
> If we find that an addin is not 'up to snuff' -- that is, it's
> consistently broken, or it's not being maintained -- then in my mind, 
> it doesn't go into addins -- and if it's already there, we consider
> taking it out.  
> Make sense?

further more, IMHO Addins should be better tested, because of more users
will use it and so, they are natural candidates to appear in the Trunk,
if they could be used by general user.


Jachym Cepicky
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