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What happened to the plugin registry?

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What happened to the plugin registry? Miguel A. Garcia via gimp-web-list 05 Jul 17:17
  What happened to the plugin registry? Pat David via gimp-web-list 10 Jul 17:16
   What happened to the plugin registry? Miguel A. Garcia via gimp-web-list 11 Jul 15:09
Miguel A. Garcia via gimp-web-list
2018-07-05 17:17:18 UTC (14 days ago)

What happened to the plugin registry?

Hi everyone, I've been reading some previous emails on this mail-list and it seems that something very bad happened a couple of years ago and now the plugin registry is on readonly mode. But, I couldn't find the details about the incident (there are dozens of emails since then). Could someone kindly explain what happened? Also, I would like to know if there is any other alternative to the registry right now.

This is my first time writing a mail-list like this one, so I'm sorry if I did something wrong.

Looking forward for your answer.

Best Regards.

Pat David via gimp-web-list
2018-07-10 17:16:45 UTC (9 days ago)

What happened to the plugin registry?

Hello Miguel,

The "incident" is that the registry was hosted on an old drupal installation that was a little long in the tooth. Maintaining and securing it was straining our resources beyond what we had available (and the entire infrastructure wasn't quite what we need).

The team has been thinking about a new approach that makes more sense going forward (Jehan and Joao in particular, but everyone contributes thoughts/ideas).

The current thinking is leaning towards an integrated environment directly inside GIMP to get access to assets and scripts.

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:55 AM Miguel A. Garcia via gimp-web-list < gimp-web-list@gnome.org> wrote:

Hi everyone, I've been reading some previous emails on this mail-list and it seems that something very bad happened a couple of years ago and now the plugin registry is on readonly mode. But, I couldn't find the details about the incident (there are dozens of emails since then). Could someone kindly explain what happened? Also, I would like to know if there is any other alternative to the registry right now.

This is my first time writing a mail-list like this one, so I'm sorry if I did something wrong.

Looking forward for your answer.

Best Regards.

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Miguel A. Garcia via gimp-web-list
2018-07-11 15:09:00 UTC (8 days ago)

What happened to the plugin registry?

Hi David, thanks for the clarification, I thought that maybe a security breach happened.

About a new approach, I think something similar was discussed before but: How about using a dependency manager? Something like PIP for Python, but more generic. Even better, we could develop our own dependency manager. It may sound like killing flies with a canon. But the advantage of having our own dependency system is that we can customize it to our specific needs (like indexed content and categorization). Luckily we could find a generic dependency manager that could fit with our needs.

Another advantage of having a dependency system is that devs could actually define those plugins and scripts that they rely on. And of course a dependency system could easily be integrated into GIMP itself.

I hope that helps. Oh! And by the way, I didn't get any confirmation email so I sent my previous email from a GMail account too. Sorry for that.

Have a nice day (^_^)/

On 10/07/2018 at19:16, Pat David wrote: Hello Miguel,

The "incident" is that the registry was hosted on an old drupal installation that was a little long in the tooth. Maintaining and securing it was straining our resources beyond what we had available (and the entire infrastructure wasn't quite what we need).

The team has been thinking about a new approach that makes more sense going forward (Jehan and Joao in particular, but everyone contributes thoughts/ideas).

The current thinking is leaning towards an integrated environment directly inside GIMP to get access to assets and scripts.

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:55 AM Miguel A. Garcia via gimp-web-list > wrote: Hi everyone, I've been reading some previous emails on this mail-list and it seems that something very bad happened a couple of years ago and now the plugin registry is on readonly mode. But, I couldn't find the details about the incident (there are dozens of emails since then). Could someone kindly explain what happened? Also, I would like to know if there is any other alternative to the registry right now.

This is my first time writing a mail-list like this one, so I'm sorry if I did something wrong.

Looking forward for your answer.

Best Regards.