[Qgis-developer] Plugins approval

Matthias Kuhn matthias.kuhn at gmx.ch
Tue Jan 7 05:38:40 PST 2014

On 01/07/2014 02:29 PM, Jonathan Moules wrote:
>      I remember, I discussed another key "website" with Borys, which
>     would be shown in a frame in the plugin description page. This
>     could be used to show even pictures in a description. Or we could
>     just embed the URL listed in homepage.
> If I'm understanding correctly, you're proposing that the explanations 
> etc be hosted online? From what I've picked up reading the lists and 
> elsewhere, QGIS is used in quite a few instances in locations where 
> internet access is lacking or merely unreliable. I think any 
> help/explanation should be integrated and distributed with the software.

Good point. Not necessarily, a get started text could be saved in the 
metadata as well. Or alternatively an html folder structure.

Or maybe a combination of on- and offline, so as long as the plugin is 
not installed, it would be loaded on-demand, so we don't need to 
transfer everything everytime we check for updates, but as soon as the 
plugin is installed it is loaded offline for machines without internet 

But these are just ideas, I don't have any strong opinion about this (yet).

>     So I would not say "anything to fix that" is a good approach
> A poor choice of words on my part. Obviously a good fix is preferable 
> to. :-)

No worries, I just want to be sure we don't need to switch methods again 
in a couple of months ;-)

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