[wp-hackers] Plugins

Richard Brown rich at cregy.co.uk
Tue Feb 7 08:52:28 GMT 2006

Hi Guys

On 6 Feb 2006, at 23:52, Ryan Boren wrote:

> If a plugin author doesn't want to use wp-plugins, that's his choice. 
> Plugins not in the wp-plugins repository simply won't get the 
> developer attention that plugins that do reside in wp-plugin will get. 
>  If they break, they'll be left broken. I haven't the time or the 
> inclination to chase plugins hither, thither, and yon.  It's the linux 
> kernel approach.  If it's not in the tree, it is on its own.
> Those plugins in the wp-plugins tree will get some extra love.  We'll 
> write automation that will run over the entire repository looking for 
> common mistakes and deprecated usage, for example.  We'll commit fixes 
> and try to keep the plugins up-to-date.  It's a big task that is 
> thoroughly impractical without a common repository.
> I'd like to have a group of plugin gardeners with full commit access 
> to wp-plugins.
Firstly, I'll say Hi because this is my first post to the list. And 
secondly, I changed the subject line because I didn't want to take away 
from Matt's original post.

I decided to join because we have developed the shop plugin 
(http://www.cregy.net). I am sorry that I didn't submit it to the 
wp-plugins, I will arrange to do today.

I am happy to offer testing space for plugins and am happy to join a 
team who run something similar to the Firefox 'this works with this 
version' idea. I reckon a WP that installs plugins through a one click 
approach is a good idea. I know it was possible with an earlier version 
and maybe we could tie the one-click install with wp-plugins.net? A 
sort of encouragement for developers to submit to that site. If this is 
a direction you would like the idea of is it something that gets 
incorporated into WP or is the one-click install a plugin itself?

By the way, a huge thanks once again to Podz who is the guy that got me 
started in this direction.
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