[squeak-dev] Re: Build, send and comment on Plugins page

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Wed Apr 1 15:34:05 UTC 2009

Torsten Bergmann wrote:
> since I cross posted to squeak-dev, vm-dev and pharo-dev (yes I know
> its bad)

Out of curiosity, why exactly is this bad? Isn't the open exchange of 
ideas a good thing?

Looking at the web page I think the distinction between "internal" and 
"external" plugins is superficial for most users. I'd rather distinguish 
between plugins that are "bundled" (come prebuilt with a VM download) 
and those that are not. Consequently I think I would change the format 
to be along the lines of, e.g.,

Plugin          MacOS     Windows    Linux      Source
B2DPlugin      (bundled) (bundled)  (bundled)  VMMaker
DShowVDPlugin   -        download    -         ...

In other words, for the ones that aren't bundled we provide a link to a 
download location if there is one. Also, I think for some plugins 
(FT2Plugin for example) it would be worthwhile to let people know since 
when they have been bundled with the VMs otherwise they might expect 
that their 3.10.x VM includes it where really the support only started 
with 3.11.1.

   - Andreas

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