[Qgis-developer] Plugins approval

Borys Jurgiel lists at borysjurgiel.pl
Wed Jan 8 12:09:57 PST 2014

Matthias Kuhn 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.
> >

Jonathan Moules wrote:
> 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.


We were also discussing another tag: about. Its main purpose was just what 
we're talking about: to guide the user how to use the plugin. It also allows 
to lighten the "description" tag by leaving only a brief note on the plugin 
purpose. Please see the example:

Currently the plugin manager supports it for a test, but we didn't perform any 
broader discussion in Brighton, so it's "unofficial" and not implemented in 
the repository. We definitely have to discuss it here or in Vienna and either 
proceed or drop it. 


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