[Qgis-community-team] Plugin author emails after the GDPR apocalypse

Tim Sutton tim at kartoza.com
Fri Jun 22 01:41:00 PDT 2018


Why not just change the cookbook to remove this wording and keep things as they are?



> On 22 Jun 2018, at 09:05, Borys Jurgiel <lists at borysjurgiel.pl> wrote:
> Hi List,
> I've just got a ticket [1] pointing out the PyQgis Developer Cookbook assures
> plugin author emails are only visible for other authors [2], what actually
> never was true. The plugin manager allows to email the author once plugin is
> installed (the email is not in the repo xml, but still in metadata.txt file,
> what was apparently overlooked in this old commit [3]).
> We can't do anything for the released versions. For future versions I can hide
> the email from the manager. It still will be present in the metadata.txt and
> able to access manually, so we could remove the part "so only visible to other
> plugin authors and plugin website administrators".
> But honestly, for me it's one of key features if users can easily contact the
> author, although we should stick to what the said (especially if it's stated
> in other places too - is it?).
> How are your thoughts? Should I immediately hide it from the 3.2 and 3.0.4?
> Borys
> [1] https://issues.qgis.org/issues/19239x
> [2] https://docs.qgis.org/testing/en/docs/pyqgis_developer_cookbook/
> plugins.html#plugin-metadata
> [3] https://github.com/qgis/QGIS-Documentation/commit/
> 63c7caf9ad905b7945cf73e097ff4d112ee24470
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