[wp-hackers] Plugin directory zip issue

Dan Kuykendall 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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