[wp-hackers] Simplicity in 2.next

Ryan Duff ryan at ryanduff.net
Tue Feb 7 23:42:12 GMT 2006

Owen Winkler wrote:
> Regarding plugin hosting at wp-plugins.org:
> There is no way for me to add new projects (a few line items relate to 
> circumventing the manual email to photomatt to enable these repos).
> I can't grant and deny access to my projects to other users.
> I can't configure notifications (or any action) on svn commits.
> Trac is cluttered with many commits, tickets, and wiki changes that are 
> unimportant to people seeking information specifically about my plugin.
> There is no email notification of new tickets.
> There is no dedicated self-support forum located there for my plugin.
> I get no traffic at my site for what plugins are hosted there.
> I can't track downloads to monitor which plugins need the most attention.
> I can't create private projects there, or restrict access to just the 
> trunk for allowing access only to tagged versions.
> Downloading of the plugins themselves may be difficult for visitors when 
> the plugin consists of more than one file.
> Providing clear version-specific downloads is difficult.
> Abandoned projects are not culled, leaving my project to be found 
> amongst dozens of dead or unfinished projects.
> There is no directory of plugins.
> There is no vetting of plugins that are included, in spite of some 
> desire that there should be.

Don't forget to mention that there's no way to tag a ticket with a 
specific version. It can be tagged for a project, but specifics must be 
given in the description. This also goes back to the only person who can 
configure anything is Matt.

Ryan Duff
AIM: ryancduff
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