[Qgis-developer] Plugins repository policy

Alexander Bruy alexander.bruy at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 05:04:03 EST 2012

Problem not only in compilation (but in case when some parts of plugin
distributed in the form of C/C++ code this is additional difficulties for
most users).

We can't be sure that 3rd party binaries are safe and there are no security
risks (especially on Windows). Python code can be verified by user. I know
that not all users are programers but at least this is possible. But verifying
binary file almost impossible.

2012/3/10  <benoit-3 at bc-consult.com>:
> 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
> standard.
> 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,
> Benoit

Alexander Bruy

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