[wp-hackers] Plugin directory zip issue
dan at kuykendall.org
Fri Mar 23 03:11:07 GMT 2007
In the last couple of days I have gone ahead and moved podPress to the
wordpress.org plugin directory, so that I can try and participate more
with the plugin community.
Most things are working nicely, the readme.txt solution is pretty handy.
Anyways, I recently release version 7.7 of my plugin, so the download
link is now for http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/podpress.7.7.zip
This is all well and good, except that when you unzip this, you get a
'podpress.7.7' directory. I used to have a naming scheme very similar
naming scheme (podpress-7.7.zip). However I was zipping the dir to be
'podpress' as it should be.
I released version 7.7 last night, and already this issue with the dir
being named 'podpress.7.7' has resulted in about 20 users posting on my
forums, emailing me directly, or IM'ing me about podpress not installing
properly. Most of these were new users, most of my existing users
realized they needed to rename the dir, but the new users dont.
Is anyone else having this problem?
Can someone involved with the plugin dir look into naming the dir after
the plugin, rather than using plugin.tag? The zip file name doesnt need
to change, just the dirname inside it. Im willing to do the code if
someone wants to pass along the file driving this.
Dan Kuykendall (aka Seek3r)
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