Sem;colon wrote:You know what the problem with the wiki was/is? No one has access to it!
Exactly, and that's why I'm very excited about the work dequi is doing. However, if the wiki content is moved to a GitHub repository anyone can submit a pull request but if nobody with the privileges to merge the pull request bothers to do so then it's not going to be much of an improvement over the current system. If there is someone actively managing the website repository then it will work fine but if you take the EventGhost application repository as an example you'll see we can't just take for granted that there will always be someone willing to do this and even if there is someone willing that won't help if nobody will give them administrative rights over the repository. So if it is going that direction I think there should be some sort of a plan in place for managing the repository. This is why I've been asking that the alternative of a true wiki that can be freely edited by anyone be considered as an option. I noticed that dequi did create a wiki in the EventGhost/EventGhost repository today: https://github.com/EventGhost/EventGhost/wiki. dequi, what are your intentions for that wiki?
Sem;colon wrote:I can only speak for me of course, but if there was a centralized place to put/list plugins I would so going to use it. (If I have the possibility to, of course)
There is one already, the Plugin Support section of the forum. Unfortunately it's a big mess because it's not just a single topic per plugin. If all those topics were merged or moved it would be much easier to look through it for useful plugins. It still could be much improved by organizing the plugins according to category. topix has been doing a lot of work towards a plugin manager for the EventGhost application. If that gets done then it will be another centralized list of plugins. So why spend a bunch of time trying to make and maintain a plugin list for the website when we already have one and likely will have another in the future? I think that effort would be better spent on cleaning up the Plugin Support forum section(which I'm willing to help as much as possible with), this would also benefit the process of populating the plugin manager database.
Sem;colon wrote:btw. Not all plugins are stored in the Forum, krambriw for example, uses his own webspace to host plugins and just linked it in the forum.
Yes, I think that will be an issue for the current attempts to automatically generate a list by scraping the forum database for plugin attachments. The only way I could see to automatically generate a full list would be if the Plugin Support section topics followed a strict format, which would require someone to go through and edit all the old topics.