[geeklog-devel] Proposal - plugin repository
matt.danger.west at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 14:47:31 EDT 2009
Hi Pawel, I'm glad to see your interest in the plugin repository
project. My name is Matt West and I'm the mentor for this project. I
read over your proposal and have a few comments.
> 1. Plugin Repository – this plugin contains the functionality of
> providing plugins for download. There should be a possibility of
> adding some kind of authorization. So the access to the. repository
> can be public or limited to a group of users. Of course all of these
> features are going to be configurable.
Our outline of an "open" vs. "closed" repository was more with the
idea of whether uploaded plugins needed to be approved before
appearing in the repository. You're suggesting that access to the
repository itself could be configured to be public or private. This is
something I hadn't thought of, and am not sure that it's necessary.
Could you give an example of why a site or developer may want to keep
their repository private?
> Plugin Repository is just a normal plugin, so each user of Geeklog
> can create his own plugin repository. Some other features of that
> module: automatic validation of added plugin (if the structure of
> plugin is correct), possibility to download the plugin in
> traditional way (via browser), feeds information about changes of
> plugins in repository. User can also upload his plugin(or modify his
> plugins), which after approving become available for to download
> other users.
Here you're kind of just rewording what we've outlined in the project
summary. This is fine but I would like to see some details on how
you would address each of the topics.
> 2. Plugin admin panel – Plugin panel should be modified. So it will
> have functionality of adding new repository (and maintain already
> added repositories. I think it should be so). There will be a list
> of plugins from added repositories. Admin will choose interesting
> plugin and will instal it by one click. There is also a news
> perspective, which keeps admin up-to-date about plugins in
Again, I would like to see how you would develop some of these
features and how they would function. How will the "one click install"
work? What types of checks will need to be performed before installing
the plugin? What is the "news perspective" and how will it work?
So, I would like you to go back through each point you've mentioned
and elaborate in detail. Then submit a revised proposal and we can go
from there. If you have any questions feel free to contact me on IRC
or you can email me directly or on this list.
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