[Qgis-developer] PyQGIS strategy

Maxim Dubinin sim at gis-lab.info
Wed Jan 28 16:00:27 EST 2009

Hi all,

this question might have been already discussed, sorry if I missed it.

First of all, the idea to have a centralized plugin storage [1] is great
(I was a huge fan of Arcscripts). What is not so great is that I have to re-upload
our plugins (so far just 1, but potentially dozens) again and again,
as they are developing. What makes it even more painful is that we have our own website with plugin
repo too, that updates on commit, nice and easy. We're quite happy
with our own repo and not going to abandon it anytime soon.

So, one suggestion, please consider putting in [1] not only the plugins
themselves, but also parse uploaded repo.xml, so that, if authors website is up and
running, the person won't risk to deal with even slightly outdated
plugin, that I forgot to update on [1]. Also, it can be made to
periodically store a local copy of plugins (again
automatically from the websites) just in case the author's website is

Authors who don't want to bother with setting up their own repo can
continue using [1] in the regular sense.

I guess this also relates somehow to the question of centralized svn repo for
plugins. We'd like to avoid duplicative tasks.

Best regards,
 Maxim                          mailto:sim at gis-lab.info

[1] http://pyqgis.org/admin/contributed

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