This is a very needed improvement. This system here has long been missing and I am already thinking that I wish to write to its introduction in the "Feature Requests". Very welcome to!Bitmonster wrote:I will implement a kind of "EventGhost Plugin Installer Format", that will help users to install plugins that are not part of the basic installer. It will basically be a ZIP file with a special file extension, so EventGhost can handle the installation if the user opens it through EventGhost and everything can stay bundled in a single file (including DLLs and other stuff).
Plugin developers can then upload their plugins to the wiki. This way plugin developers won't need any special privileges to publish/update their plugins and have a basic version control system. The wiki will be extended to extract some informations from the uploaded plugins to generate an index of all plugins available. So users can search for plugins that might be interesting for them.
EventGhost possibly then also gets a function to find missing plugins if a configuration XML is opened and download them automatically to complete the setup (for example after a complete new install).
Once this is implemented, I will move many plugins out of the basic installer. Including many plugins that are written by me.
Will there also some statistics (how many times the plugin was downloaded, an overview of the most frequently downloaded plugins etc.) and the possibility of assignment stars (rating)?
I think it would be also necessary to establish even a system to store and then search different tricks, short scripts and other similar little things.