[Qgis-developer] plugins.qgis.org

Nathan Woodrow madmanwoo at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 01:36:37 PST 2016

+1 to move that to dev section.

However on that note: how hard is it to connect other providers for
authentication? Google, Facebook, etc I know people like the OSGeoID thing,
but having other options isn't bad.

- Nathan

On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 7:24 PM, Richard Duivenvoorde <rdmailings at duif.net>

> Hi,
> We (as osgeo SAC admins) receive a lot of requests for the osge-mantra
> from QGIS users, just because they think you need that to use plugins.
> I think it is because plugins.qgis.org lands on a page in which it says:
> "In order to access to some functionalities of this website you will
> need to login with a valid OSGEO ID."
> I think it has something to do with the fact that we plugins.qgis.org
> was first 'hub', a collection of some QGIS/django/issues related web-apps.
> But now plugins.qgis.org is actually only plugins (+ a user map and
> planet)
> I propose either to cleanup the django app, so it is ONLY plugins, and
> maybe create another small app for all the rest apps (usermap, planet)
> OR to remove the landing page, and move that text to the dev part of the
> website. The landing page could be a more generic page maybe, telling
> that you install plugins via the plugin manager, and this app is only if
> you want to upload plugins?
> Another option would be to remove the little login-man from the frontpage.
> It is getting annoying to answer all the user requests for a mantra,
> just because they want a plugin...
> Regards,
> Richard
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