[Qgis-developer] Plugins repository policy

benoit-3 at bc-consult.com benoit-3 at bc-consult.com
Sat Mar 10 04:39:51 EST 2012

Hi devs,

IMHO, a plugin should work out of the box, on all platforms.
The "Experimental" flag could be used for such plugins that require 
compilation or other third parties elements that are not delivered in 

I'm guessing that very few users are inclined to compile code. They 
just want something to work right now!
Also, remember this mailing list is mainly followed by "power-users" 
who do not mind to compile...

My two cents,

On 10.03.2012 11:24, Alexander Bruy wrote:
> Hi all,
> there are many QGIS plugins, most of them are Python plugins and 
> several
> C++ ones. But some plugins may require 3rd party binaries and/or 
> shared
> libraries (like Lizmap plugin). Some developers may want to include 
> this
> required binaries into plugin package or even include sources, so 
> users
> should compile them before using plugin.
> I think we should decide is this allowed or not.
> Thanks

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