[wp-hackers] A plugin repository

Brian Meidell brian at mindflow.dk
Thu Dec 9 18:06:56 UTC 2004

I can think of so many reasons that it's a good idea that I am too lazy 
to enumerate them.

Go for it.


Matthew Mullenweg wrote:
> I just wanted to throw something out there.
> Would any plugin authors be interested in putting their work a plugin 
> repository? Not like DrDave's excellent Plugin DB 
> <http://wp-plugins.net/> but rather something just for the plugin devs. 
>   I finally found a high-availability hosting partner I'm comfortable 
> moving development activities to and I've been working a lot with 
> Subversion and Trac over the past few weeks, which would be ideal for 
> this purpose.
> Unlike CVS, with Subversion it would be very easy for me to set up 
> granularity of access to the repository, so to say person Y can commit 
> to subfolder X but nothing else. (If CVS has scared you off before don't 
> worry, SvN is much easier.) It would be like our own mini-SourceForge 
> just for themes and plugins.
> Here's why I think this would be a good idea:
> * Allow real version and quality control of plugin/theme code (just like WP)
> * High availability of source code, not tied to any one site
> * People can update things without going through any bottlenecks
> * More transparancy to the development process
> * A bug database and wiki just for plugins/themes
> * Downloads don't have to drain bandwidth of individual sites
> * All actual plugin info can still live elsewhere like someone's site or 
> wp-plugins.net
> * People could learn the technologies that are going to power WordPress 
> (we're moving to SvN after 1.3)
> * Version control gives you warm fuzzies
> Thoughts? Ideas? Concerns?
> Would you use it?
> Some links:
> http://www.edgewall.com/trac/
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/
> http://subversion.tigris.org/

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