Extending the WordPress Plugin Directory (Was: Re: [wp-hackers] Google Summer of Code 2007)

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Fri Mar 16 09:33:11 GMT 2007


Same here.
I have all-in-one stats, complete control, and link juice.

You can have entries that link to the local svn on your server, or entries
that link out to our individual sites. It's really not fair to discriminate
based on which tube the plugin is stored in.

So long as we agree to GPL, I don't think there should be a problem....

Computer Guru
NeoSmart Technologies

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com [mailto:wp-hackers-
> bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Peter Westwood
> Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 11:23 AM
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: Extending the WordPress Plugin Directory (Was: Re: [wp-
> hackers] Google Summer of Code 2007)
> On Wed, March 14, 2007 11:31 pm, Mark Jaquith wrote:
> > On Mar 14, 2007, at 5:47 PM, Peter Westwood wrote:
> >
> >> Is this plugin browser _only_ going to support plugins hosted on wp-
> >> plugins.org or will there be future functionality/apis to allow
> >> external hosted plugins to be easily listed?
> >>
> >> If so determining an API and support for these maybe another good
> >> SOC project.
> >
> > The idea is that SVN *is* the API.  You could probably just use
> > svn:externals to have it hosted elsewhere and synced to wp-
> > plugins.org  Slightly less easy is setting up a script to commit your
> > external changes to wp-plugins.org
> >
> > Note that your plugin would have to be licensed under the GPL, as
> > that is a requirement of having your code live (even as a copy) at
> wp-
> > plugins.org
> >
> My situation is thus:
> 1. My plugins are GPL.
> 2. I run my own svn hosting partly because it keeps people away from
> trying to use in development code - I don't have that my spare time
> available and sometimes code sits for weeks just waiting for me to find
> the time to test and tag a release.
> 3. I am quite happy to host my own downloads - In fact I prefer to host
> my
> own downloads.
> 4. I want people to visit the page for my plugin and read the
> introduction
> information about it - which is always going to be much more verbose
> and
> up-to-date than the readme.
> 5. I generate some, if be it a small amount, of revenue to cover the
> time
> I spend on plugin development from paypal and adsense.
> At the moment I am penalised and kept out of the "offical" plugin
> directory on WordPress.org because I choose not to use dev.wp-
> plugins.org
> to host my code.
> Can we not have an API that supports people like me?
> Just a simple way of registering a plugin with the "official" plugin
> directory and allowing updates to be pushed to WordPress.org?
> cheers
> westi
> --
> Peter Westwood <peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk>
> http://blog.ftwr.co.uk
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