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  • It appears to me that this is the place WP developers are trying to get WP plugin developers to present their plugins from. Given the fact that plugin developers often don’t have enough time to even provide detailed documentation for their plugins, why would the majority of them take the time to sign up at the repository?

    It is important that there be a central place to download plugins for end-users. Lord knows there are a gazillion places out there now! However, it is also equally important that it be an easy process for plugin developers to submit their work. After all, the work itself is what is important and they don’t need to get bogged down with a lot of red tape.

    And what of the end-user? Shouldn’t s/he have the ability to submit a plugin to the list? Often times, developers create plugins for their own needs and post them on their weblogs for anyone who happens by. They don’t want to take the time to add them to a repository.

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    It’s also worth noting that many plugin developers may not understand the ins and outs of a SVN repository. I understand some of the basic principles, but am a bit confused on how I’m supposed to do this sort of thing with regard to the plugin repository. I’m trying it out now with a new plugin I just finished, but I wish there was some documentation to explain it a bit better.




    I agree. A “something” that explained the process would be nice.

    Yes. I spent quite a while recently trying to figure out how to use the blasted thing. I finally figured it out (using Tortoise SVN on a Windows box), but it was more trouble than it was worth. If we want developers to contribute their plugins, their should be a clear SVN tutorial, not the brief list of instructions currently in place.

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