[Qgis-developer] new plugin "Loop Visible Layers" awaiting approval

Richard Duivenvoorde rdmailings at duif.net
Wed Mar 28 04:06:13 EDT 2012

On 03/26/2012 07:31 PM, Etienne Tourigny wrote:
>> Might the plugin situation be a topic of the next hackfest?


I have moderation rights, only used twice, because it is not clear what 
responsibilities are (and to be honest others did already approve it).
I do get a mail when somebody asks for approval, but NOT when it is 
approved (eg by one of the other moderators) -> feature request?

Besides this, it's often not very clear what a plugin is supposed to do, 
or how to test. I do not have time enough to do a thorough scan of the 
code for malicous stuff or find out if it is working as it suppossed to be.

What about the idea of forcing a plugin-creator to write a wiki-page 
with the information what the plugin is supposed to to AND some test 
directions (preferebly with some downloadable code).
This would make it for moderators much easier to do some small tests (eg 
I'm not so much into rasters, I need real guidance when you want me to 
test raster-analysis plugins...).

This way would also 'force' plugin devs to create some quality around it.
In my vision a plugin should not only be uploaded 'to the community' 
just because you think you solved your problem, but also because you 
want others to use it (and want to invest some time in guiding others to 
use it).


Richard Duivenvoorde

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