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Nice,

  • Grouping by category/author/IDEA build

  • Plugin home page on Confluence

  • Download rating

  • Security to plugin owner for modify/upload new versions

  • Forum messages attached to each plugin (disscusion)

  • Search


Unreal one:

  • Public CVS/SVN for plugins sources.

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More filtering (for all mentioned by Alexey cases)

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Unreal one:

  • Public CVS/SVN for plugins sources.

Why unreal?
Isn't the actual cvs.intellij.net:/intellij-plugins
not good?

Ahmed.

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It is public? Where info about it i can read?

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Alexey Efimov wrote:

It is public?

I suppose yes. It seems to contain:
- docPlugin
- simpleUML and the
- starteam plug-in.

> Where info about it i can read?
I don't know. I remember to hear about it on these forums.

Ahmed.

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We are redesigning now http://plugins.intellij.net.
Any ideas and/or wishes are welcome.

- support for parallel existence and use of more versions of the same plug-in.
E.g. (in case version 1.3.2 has problems, to allow the user very fast to switch back to 1.3.1).

- download counter split on major releases, and a little more realistic (e.g. like the Firefox
counter). The actual overall counter is not that useful, since it's more important to see how
good/popular is the actual major release, and only after the 'history' of previous versions.
This way, new plug-ins can get a realistic chance compared to those who are some years old :).

- differentiate a "new download" from an update for a plug-in. It will give a more realistic number
on how many users and how do they use a plug-in. E.g. if the update rate is very small(despite of
available updates) compared to the "new download" rate, it's a clear sign that many users try it,
but never really use it.
Ratings are not very realistic IMHO. At least in case of Eclipse :) or other tools I've seen.

Ahmed.

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Space for a plugin home page would be nice. That could be a place for a
description, screen shots, documentation, flash movies. A possibility to
leave comments would be great. Comments would need to be mailed to the
plugin author too, and have some way to remove comment spam.

The main page could have things like "New plugins", "Recently updated
Plugins" and "Most active plugins" lists. Maybe even things like user
submitted reviews.

Bas

Alex Tkachman (JetBrains) wrote:

Hi!

We are redesigning now http://plugins.intellij.net.
Any ideas and/or wishes are welcome.

Alex

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In no particular order:

-Ability to delete plugins or versions
-Download counts by release
-Categorized pages by default. There's absolutely no value in seeing one huge list.
-User rating system.

Additionally, while you're tweaking things, the plugin manager configuration panel is easily the least attractive and helpful piece of the app. Mostly because you're trying to fit too much information into a line, not all of it necessary.

--Dave Griffith

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I think #1 is plugin CVS repository, and #2 is plugin error repository
(along with a corresponding error reporter available in OpenAPI) and bug
tracker. The rest of the features suggested here are cool but should
come after these 2.


Alex Tkachman (JetBrains) wrote:

Hi!

We are redesigning now http://plugins.intellij.net.
Any ideas and/or wishes are welcome.

Alex

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The starteam plug-in there is really old and outdated (see my recent post to
jetbrains.intellij.eap). I don't think anyone uses that CVS server
anymore...
I agree- it would be nice for Jetbrains to expose a CVS/SVN server for the
plugins source.
Arthur Blake

"Ahmed Mohombe" <amohombe@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:doe612$74c$1@is.intellij.net...

Alexey Efimov wrote:

>> It is public?

I suppose yes. It seems to contain:
- docPlugin
- simpleUML and the
- starteam plug-in.

>

Where info about it i can read?

I don't know. I remember to hear about it on these forums.

>

Ahmed.



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There's one more issue - authorization. To upload new version or new plugin on the new plugins.intellij.net you should be a registered user.

We are going to ask all of you to
1) register and then -
2) to send us an email with the list of plugins you manage.

Once you've registered as a plugin owner you can add other developers (in case the plugin is developed by a group of registered users).


Any comments? Suggestions?

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I think there should be a way to specify the source for a plugin is
freely available, perhaps by uploading it to plugins.intellij.net too.
Beginning plugin writers need as much example source code as they can
get and may take their first steps hacking on the sources of an existing
plugin.
Currently there is no clear way to find the sources. For example bundled
plugin sources are in the separately downloadable plugin development
package, some plugin writers have placed sources on the wiki, some
plugins come bundled with their sources, others have theirs on a cvs,
subversion or other source code repository. One easy way to see if a
plugin has sources available and a way to search for plugins with
sources would be fantastic.

Bas

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Hello Bas,

BL> One easy way to see if a
BL> plugin has sources available and a way to search for plugins with
BL> sources would be fantastic.

This functionality was in the initial requirements for the plugins.intellij.net
redesign, and should be available in the forthcoming beta release of the
new site.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


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Hi Dmitry,

Dmitry Jemerov (JetBrains) wrote:

BL> One easy way to see if a
BL> plugin has sources available and a way to search for plugins with
BL> sources would be fantastic.

This functionality was in the initial requirements for the plugins.intellij.net
redesign, and should be available in the forthcoming beta release of the
new site.


That is great news! Thanks for the update.

Bas

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Another one:
Automatical notification about uploading new version in repository in this forum.
-- Plugin is available from plugin manager since Changes: -- ]]>

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Alexey Efimov wrote:

Another one:
Automatical notification about uploading new version in repository in this forum.


Sounds good, but then there should be a way to suppress this when releasing
versions with minor changes which don't warrant to spam the forum. Something
like "[ ] Minor change? (no notifications will be sent)" like it's done in
Confluence.

Sascha

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I'd rather have a notification in IDEA itself when starting up or when checking for IDEA's update itself (there's already a RFE for this in JIRA)

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Perhaps there should be a way to configure notifications from the Plugin Manager dialog. It should allow you to choose whether to receive email notifications or just in-IDEA notifications of new plugin versions. I.e. there should be integration between the Plugin Manager dialog and plugins.intellij.net.

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any news ? it's been 2 months now..

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Comments by Users is very helpful, because I find them more informative than a simple rating.

Any filters or categorization which can weed out all the plugins which don't work with new release and/or EAP release.

Firefox plugins page filters based on the version of Firefox you are using, which is a big help in weeding out old plugins. Is it possible to let plugin authors plus users to tag a plugin as working in a IDEA release X?

Also, I would like to filter on license/source code availability, e.g. commercial (no source), freeware (no source), freeware (source).

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4 months passed without any news or changes..

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As i know, it's 'comming soon' already, and even beta server launched, but we can't look on it, cos it inside JetBrains net.

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