[Qgis-developer] Silence "Plugin approval notification"

Neumann, Andreas a.neumann at carto.net
Thu Mar 31 06:24:15 PDT 2016

Hi Jürgen, 

I agree that an RSS feed would be more appropriate than an announcement
on either the developer or user mailing lists. But also then, the RSS
feed should contain more than just the plugin name and link to be

You are also right, that the QGIS plugin manager already contains a list
of new plugins - and dev/users can search on the plugin website. 

Moving the plugin approval notification mail to qgis-user would probably
annoy even more users than on the qgis-developer mailing list and would
probably result in a lot of unsubscriptions. 

So +1 from me to get rid of these messages. There are enough ways to
stay informed about new plugins (the plugin manager and the plugin
webpage). If that's not enough, the RSS feed idea or the QGIS blog would
be a better place to publish information on new plugins and their major


On 2016-03-31 14:35, Jürgen E. Fischer wrote:

> Hi Andreas,
> On Thu, 31. Mar 2016 at 12:48:34 +0200, Neumann, Andreas wrote: 
>> Either the mails contain more information or they should be moved to a
>> separate mailing list.
> For notification about new plugins that could probably be useful.  But then
> it's more useful for users than developers.  So it should at least be moved to
> qgis-user.  But for that a RSS feed on plugins.q.o might be better.  Doesn't
> the plugin manager also have a opt-in notification mechanism for new plugins?
> For the purpose to avoid duplication of plugins it seems quite useless to me.
> People intending to write a plugin should be capable to search in the plugin
> manager or on plugins.q.o if there is already something similar they can use
> instead or base their work on - and if they aren't, they probably didn't manage
> to subscribe to qgis-developer either.   And even if they did, they probably
> already missed the approval of the plugin and are still doomed to reinvent it.
> Is there anyone that actually finds this mails useful?  AFAICT so far there
> were only voices that didn't find it useful or just thought it might be useful
> to others - but no one said "keep it, I use it".
> Jürgen 
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