[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2664: SVN repository URL was respiratory was remove from new design.

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#2664: SVN repository URL was respiratory was remove from new design.
 Reporter:  shazahm1@…        |       Owner:
     Type:  defect            |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3.0
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by Otto42):

 > Because end-user still do look at svn to browse plugin code

 Really? I know a lot of end-users, and not one of them knows a thing about

 Don't get me wrong, it's certainly useful for other programmers and
 developers, but end-users? End-users generally don't know what FTP is, or
 how to edit files on their hosting systems. End-users install WordPress
 using one-click installers, and install plugins through their wp-admin
 screens. End-users don't generally look at code or install ZIP files of
 plugins. Power users do, sure. Not arguing that.

 But I think it is a legitimate argument to make that the SVN link is not
 useful to the vast majority of users, and having it around adds confusion.
 Even the old directory limited it to the Developers tab.

 Heck even developers have confusion surrounding it. Every single week, we
 have a case where we approve a plugin for the directory, and the plugin
 author emails us back saying "I clicked this SVN link you gave me, but the
 site is broken and there's no upload button there". I've answered that
 question hundreds of times. I have a stock response for it.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2664#comment:10>
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