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From Brian>
Subject Re: Time to do something about the PhoneGap Plugins repo
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:51:10 GMT
Gettin ppl on board w/ publishing to their own github is a great
start. Make sure to inform them of plugman [1]. It is very likely we
will nuke the phonegap/phonegap-plugins repo once plugman is stable.
(A month or so.)


On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 2:08 PM, tommy-carlos Williams
<> wrote:
> Thanks Shazron,
> I am more than happy to help go through and try and contact authors.
> As for taking over some semi-abandoned plugins, haven't we all already sort of had to
in the past? Heh.
> There are a couple off the top of my head that I use regularly enough that if the author
can't be contacted or determined I would be happy to take on.
> - tommy
> On 25/01/2013, at 6:32, Shazron <> wrote:
>> Sure. We could come up with standard boilerplate migration text,
>> @github_username them in a new issue and see what happens, and give them 2
>> weeks - then we add the a standard "UNMAINTAINED" text to the README.
>> Beyond doing that, there's not much we should or can do.
>> Moving them to our own repos, that's another story since that requires
>> commitment not only in maintenance but also knowing how the code works etc.
>> I'd say that if the plugin is "abandoned" we solicit volunteers to take it
>> over into their own repo. If there are no takers, we "archive" it in the
>> same repo until someone wants to resurrect it.
>> I've started it off here:
>> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 1:44 AM, Tommy-Carlos Williams
>> <>wrote:
>>> Hi all (especially Shazron, Simon and anyone else working day-to-day on
>>> the Plugins repo),
>>> There seems to be a trend at the moment with the plugins repo for users to
>>> get angry and jump on the entitlement train when the plugin they wanna use
>>> isn't maintained and updated quickly enough, even though that would have to
>>> be a full time job to maintain that many plugins authored by other people.
>>> We have taken a step in the right direction encouraging people to keep new
>>> plugins they submit in their own repos and only have a link to them in the
>>> README on the main repo… but….
>>> I am proposing that we get proactive about the authors looking after their
>>> own plugins.
>>> I am proposing that we go through the plugins and where we *can* discern
>>> who the author *is*, try and contact them and ask them to host the plugin
>>> in their own repo as we have started to do (and therefore have their own
>>> issue tracking for their own code).
>>> Where we cannot, we should decide if it is a plugin one of us is willing
>>> to maintain. If so, great, we move it to one of our repos. If not… Put a
>>> note right in the top of the README that the plugin might not be up to
>>> date, etc. Caveat Emptor and all that.
>>> What say you?
>>> - tommy

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