[tomboy-list] About addin repository,

Jeff Schroeder jeffschroeder at computer.org
Tue Apr 12 07:05:28 PDT 2011


On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 6:59 AM, Jared <jaredljennings at gmail.com> wrote:
> We were thinking of making an interface inside of tomboy. So it would download and install all from tomboy.
>
> Jared

Distributions like Ubuntu will patch out that functionality like they
did with firefox. I was just trying to help you avoid that.

> On Apr 12, 2011, at 8:20 AM, Jeff Schroeder <jeffschroeder at computer.org> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 5:15 AM, Luc Pionchon <pionchon.luc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> About addin repository,
>>> I updated the Add-ins page [1] 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
>>> risk.
>>>
>>> [1] 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[1] 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.
>>
>> [1] http://www.packagekit.org/
>>
>>
>>> Another strong point is to get them into the gnome i18n loop,
>>> targeting at an uniform and coherent translation between addins and
>>> tomboy.
>>>
>>> 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
>>> releases.
>>>
>>>
>>> (*) 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
>>>
>>> Luc
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>>
>>
>>
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