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Offline MortenMacFly

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Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« on: December 15, 2005, 08:35:53 am »
Dear all,

It happens to me often that by accident I dicover quite some interesting plugins and patches within the forum. Unfortunately they get lost within a long (old) forum (thread) or the thread is simply messed up / forgotten over the time. I don't see a chance to find them by a search criteria for several reasons. May I propose the following therefore:

How about adding two new forums to the developer forum: "Patches" and "Plugins". There only the code (with a description) ist allowed to be posted in a single message for each patch/plugin. Any updates for these patches/plugins are going into the same message then. Any comments/feature request would be going to the other forums as done by now. A sticky note should inform posters about that. (Maybe the possibility to delete other messages is a good idea, too.)

I also see a difference of the patches posted here to the onces posted on Sourceforge: There are patches that I guess will never make it in HEAD because they are too specific but still interesting for readers that have this specific problem.

Any comments/suggestions are welcome.

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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2005, 08:59:51 am »
I also think we should have a forum just for plugins. The forum is a place for discussion though, so people should be able to give feedback in the threads in there. The Wiki is the perfect place for a list of links and brief descriptions for each of the plugins without having to wade through forum discussions.

If they make a change, may I suggest another one? Guests are allowed to post here, but you have to register at sourceforge to post there. I think we should have a bug reports forum and feature request forum so if someone wants to make a quick request without having to go through the trouble of registering (since they might not plan on returning later), then they have a place to do so.
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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2005, 09:13:19 am »
Maybe the announcement forum can already do the job for the 'releasing' of plug-ins. And the development forum can be used to discuss that perticular plug-in ...


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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2005, 09:13:39 am »
I also think we should have a forum just for plugins.
These forums exists - even several (RAD...). But the problem is that there are so many posts about feature requestst, bugs, HowTo's, comments, suggestions etc. in a lot of messages. The one that just would like to know about the plugins and download them is lost.

I like the idea with the WiKi! Hence the question is: Is everyone allowed to upload it's archives (with the plugin sources / patches) then?

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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2005, 09:16:32 am »
I also think we should have a forum just for plugins.
These forums exists - even several (RAD...). But the problem is that there are so many posts about feature requestst, bugs, HowTo's, comments, suggestions etc. in a lot of messages. The one that just would like to know about the plugins and download them is lost.

I like the idea with the WiKi! Hence the question is: Is everyone allowed to upload it's archives (with the plugin sources / patches) then?

Morten.


Well, all registered users are definitely allowed to make links on the Wiki to forum topics discussing their plugin's release.
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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2005, 09:20:22 am »
Maybe the announcement forum can already do the job for the 'releasing' of plug-ins.
Again: Look at the anouncements forum There are (of course) already a lot of messages that have nothing to do with a patch/plugin. The number of messages would raise a lot if you use this forum for plugin announcements as well. I'm afraid users will then use this forum also for requests of any kind about a specific plugin/patch. So I assume that the announcement forum in it's original intention (announce C::B "core"/"web" related releases) would become messed up.

May I again point to the WiKi as "280Z28" suggested... This seems to be a suitable place for the collection of plugins/patches with a link to the plugin forums for dicussion. The only problem: The plugin/patch dev will not be automatically be informed on a new request and the user cannot setup a notification about new releases as it would be possible within the forum.

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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2005, 09:23:16 am »
Well, all registered users are definitely allowed to make links on the Wiki to forum topics discussing their plugin's release.
Hey, you posted while I was writing! :lol:

Alright: Sounds good to me. To sum up: A plugin/patch dev can post it's new release (and only the new release and related information) on the WiKi including a link to a thread he started int he plugin forum for discussion. That way all plugins/patches are nicely collected in the WiKi and the dscussion is outsourced to the forum where everybody can use the notifiction feature as desired.

Looks like a good proposal to me. How about the admins?

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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2005, 09:24:10 am »
Maybe the announcement forum can already do the job for the 'releasing' of plug-ins.
Again: Look at the anouncements forum There are (of course) already a lot of messages that have nothing to do with a patch/plugin. The number of messages would raise a lot if you use this forum for plugin announcements as well. I'm afraid users will then use this forum also for requests of any kind about a specific plugin/patch. So I assume that the announcement forum in it's original intention (announce C::B "core"/"web" related releases) would become messed up.

May I again point to the WiKi as "280Z28" suggested... This seems to be a suitable place for the collection of plugins/patches with a link to the plugin forums for dicussion. The only problem: The plugin/patch dev will not be automatically be informed on a new request and the user cannot setup a notification about new releases as it would be possible within the forum.

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The forum would be used for release+feedback. Users subscribed to the forum will get information about new threads created there. The Wiki would be used as a reference for people when they a) know exactly what plugin they want and just need the link to download it or b) just want a full list of available plugins in summarized format without having to dig through the forum. The Wiki+forum together then accomplishes all the tasks.

Edit: hey you posted while I posted. I think we're onto something since we just posted the same thing like 3 times.  :shock:

Edit 2: And the forum is already available: http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php?board=14.0
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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2005, 09:25:54 am »
Edit: hey you posted while I posted. I think we're onto something since we just posted the same thing like 3 times.  :shock:
Right. Maybe one of us should simply shut up! :lol:

However: I see that we share the same idea. So hopefully the others will to the same.

Morten.

Edit: I would like to add that if the decision is positive I would volunteer to setup the pages on the WiKi accordingly (including a HowTo...) using my own plugins/patches as an example.
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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2005, 04:44:09 pm »
I'm all for this idea, and there's nothing like a
good "posting" fight!! :-}

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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2005, 04:48:55 pm »
By the way, you'd have to anchor the wiki page in the
announcements page. It was a surprise finding the
wiki the first time.

And navigating the wiki is strange. I thought I'd gone
to every page before asking my newbie questions and
it turned out there was a page on wiki I never saw.
It needs a better page of contents.

Just my 2cents

thanks
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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2005, 05:13:12 pm »
I'm all for this idea, [...]
...so we are 4 people then by now. :D
I'm still waiting for a "GO" from one of the admins. Then I'll start setting it up.

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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2005, 05:19:58 pm »
...so we are 4 people then by now. :D
5 people :D.
I find also this as a very good idea.

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Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2005, 05:22:11 pm »
a) That's what the Wiki is for, go ahead
b) There's general approval
c) An admin mentioned a similar idea in a thread yesterday :o
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[DONE] Re: Special Forums/Theads for patches/plugins?
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2005, 06:53:55 pm »
Alright, I've setup a webpage accordingly for announcements. I hope that everyboy will like it and (of course!) post as much content as availabel... :lol:
See: http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php?title=Main_Page under "Table of Contents" - "Announcement for plugins/patches".

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