[tomboy-list] About addin repository,
jeffschroeder at computer.org
Tue Apr 12 06:20:50 PDT 2011
On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 5:15 AM, Luc Pionchon <pionchon.luc at gmail.com> wrote:
> About addin repository,
> I updated the Add-ins page  with direct links to screen-shots and
> dll, hopefully making it easier for end-users to get what they need.
> One site is dead (404). A few Add-ins don't provide binary, and source
> code is stored in various ways. Also I am wondering about binaries
> from various external web sites, it sounds like a potential security
>  https://live.gnome.org/Tomboy/PluginList
> About source code repository, whereas it is at tomboy/Tomboy/Addins,
> tomboy/contribs, or in a new module tomboy-addins is up to you. In any
> case it would be great benefit to centralize addins @GNOME (when the
> author wishes so).
> The main point is to get them packaged all together by linux
> distributions. Note: Ubuntu has official packages for
> tomboy-blogposter and tomboy-latex. I would suggest something like
> tomboy-addins, like gedit-plugins, rhythmbox-plugins,
> banshee-extensions-common (*), etc.
You might *seriously* consider adding support for packagekit to
tomboy. That way when distributions have packaged up the separate
extensions, you get 1 user experience on every distro to download and
install them. hughsie is the guy that wrote packagekit and is general
very approachable with questions.
> Another strong point is to get them into the gnome i18n loop,
> targeting at an uniform and coherent translation between addins and
> And of course it eases global maintenance and gives a place to report bugs.
> Overall I think there is need of someone to overlook the addins, to do
> a minimum QA, facilitate integration, look at coherence between addins
> and uniform UI, and hopefully get them out together with tomboy
> (*) One short note on "Add-ins" I would strongly recommend to be
> uniform across the GNOME platform. Today we have addins, addons,
> plugins, extensions (...)
> This would be for the best benefit of tomboy users, and tomboy itself
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