[wp-hackers] Switching from SVN

Curtis McHale curtis at curtismchale.ca
Thu Dec 9 17:37:19 UTC 2010

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
>>> undertaking.
>>> 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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