[wp-hackers] Code reviews for plugins?

Rich Pedley elfin at elfden.co.uk
Wed Aug 25 07:21:46 UTC 2010

On 25/08/2010 05:42, Otto wrote:
> I'd like everybody discussing this to keep in mind that there is a
> very large difference between "review" and "approval".

in which case the user reviews that appear on the plugin page would be 

> I, for one, do not want any sort of "approval" process for plugins.
> I'm unhappy with the theme approval process as it currently stands,
> because I think it's horribly broken.

I wholeheartedly agree.

> Reviews are fine. User reviews would be excellent. But I just want to
> be clear that we don't want to be putting anybody in the position to
> deny plugins from being listed for not following some arbitrary set of
> guidelines. That defeats the whole purpose of a code review, which is
> to help the developer to learn better ways and to improve their code.
> When you start denying listings because of not following some set of
> practices, then you're creating a walled garden of content, which is
> one reason I do not like the iTunes App Store and jailbroke my iPhone
> within 3 days of getting it. I don't think the WordPress community
> should try to emulate Apple in this case.

you mean like the themes currently are? (sorry that may be seen as 
slightly offensive to the theme review team, it's aimed at the process 
rather than the reviewers).


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