[tomboy-list] Tomboy Addins Git Repo
pcutler at gnome.org
Wed Jan 20 19:55:57 PST 2010
On 01/18/2010 09:17 PM, Sandy Armstrong wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM, Doug Johnston <doug.johnston at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm all for getting the great collection of addins easier to manage.
>> This would be for the "unofficial" addins I take it? (In contrast to
>> the dozen or so official addins, that are already in the Tomboy git)
> Yes, that's the idea. Tomboy could focus on add-ins that represent
> vital features. Maybe some add-ins could move out of the standard
> Tomboy tarball and into the community one.
Do we want to try and do this for 2.30? I'm more than happy to contact
some plugin authors about licensing. But we would need to quickly
identify any addins we'd want to move out of Tomboy and into this repo.
>> Even as a rather knowledgeable tomboy user myself, I find it hard to
>> get a hold of addins that work with newer versions, or even just
>> getting a list of everything that's out there. Whether or not the
>> source code gets maintained in a git repository or not, I think one of
>> the most useful things that the Tomboy Project could do for itself is
>> make finding and installing the addins easier, by maintaining an
>> official _binary_ repository, and including the ability within the
>> Preferences pane to download and install new addins. The current
>> functionality of the _get_more_add-Ins_ link inside the program, which
>> links to the addins page (which then itself links to a bunch of third
>> party pages where you can get the source files) just doesn't get the
>> job done for most normal people. People want binaries in one click.
>> This isn't that hard to do and we should make it happen.
> These are good arguments. I don't know anything about setting up an
> online Mono.Addins repository, but I know it's possible. If anyone
> wants to do the leg work here and figure out what's needed to set it
> up and maintain it, that would be nice.
We would need some help in making sure any addins we want to add do
work. I know in the example that got me thinking about this Monday was
the original Word Count addin no longer built - though it did work after
modifying the makefile to use Tomboy's new directory structure.
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