[wp-hackers] Switching from SVN
mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Thu Dec 9 23:52:07 UTC 2010
Well, that was embarasing...
On Dec 9, 2010, at 6:50 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:
> Hi Curtis:
> Off List. I'm really intrigued by what you are saying.
> Have you worked on other open source platforms that used this? Or do you have other experience with it? Ever been a core committer on another project?
> With Otto in such a position of authority in the community and him being so against it (which is typical for Otto; if it's not his use-case he'll do his best to block it.) I wonder if we could create another plugin repository whose goal would be to prove the concept? If so, any ideas how you might go about putting together such an alternate infrastructure?
> Thanks in advance for entertaining this "what if" exploration.
> On Dec 9, 2010, at 12:37 PM, Curtis McHale wrote:
>> Could we form a short term team to work on helping plugin authors get their plugins into the system?
>> Eric Mann wrote:
>>> It might weed out those plug-ins that are obsolete and abandoned by the
>>> original developers. But some plug-ins aren't being "actively" developed
>>> because they still work and don't need any new features. Forcing the devs
>>> to resubmit a plug-in that hasn't changed in a year or two would be a major
>>> PITA for some.
>>> On the other hand, maybe culling inactive plug-ins from the repository by
>>> forcing a massive resubmit would be a good thing. We'd have a better idea
>>> of how many plug-ins are available based on how many are resubmitted. But
>>> I'd still want to keep the old SVN repo available *somewhere* for archive
>>> purposes ...
>>> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 9:20 AM, William Davis<will.davis at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Just wanted to add that there's no reason the plugins would have to be
>>>>> done at the same time as WordPress itself. I'm sure that'll be a huge
>>>>> Even just offering an official git mirror of the main repository would
>>>>> be a good place to start, so that people don't have to maintain their
>>>>> own. Then eventually the git mirror can become the official repository,
>>>>> or create a new one, whichever.
>>>>> We couldn't find a git mirror that was up-to-date _and_ had tags so we
>>>>> had to make our own: https://github.com/dxw/wordpress
>>>> I'm sure this won't be popular, but what if plugin authors had to resubmit
>>>> their plugins? It would probably help weed out a ton of old plugins that are
>>>> no longer relevant.
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