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From Glen Mazza <>
Subject Re: Contributing Plugins
Date Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:32:23 GMT
Well, some risks if you did--half-done plugins starting to accumulate 
under apache-extras, people uploading insert-porn-picture or similar 
nasty plugins, copyrighted work being uploaded, unhealthy code 
dependencies being created between plugins, vandalism/bad coding 
wrecking many plugins compared to just a few if they were hosted in 
multiple locations.  Strictly speaking though, nothing vetoable, if real 
disasters occur however we may need to make it read-only and direct 
people to their own repositories.

With GitHub in particular, a developer doesn't need to create his own 
project for each plugin, he just creates a single account, and then adds 
as many projects (or single project with multiple folders) as wanted 
under it, as well as optionally grant write access to just those two or 
three people instead of everybody in apache-extras.  The GitHub account 
sits forever and whenever a developer has something else to contribute 
to any community (not just JSPWiki) he can create another project/folder 
under it. These are useful skills for a developer to have and they are 
both largely simple and well-documented for GitHub and Google Code. 
Google Code is probably overkill for a single plugin but wouldn't be if 
you had several closely related ones, but GitHub works just as 
efficiently for single as well as many plugins, because the 
infrastructure is kept at the single account level instead of with each 
and every plugin (project/folder).  For Ichiro's many plugins case, that 
would probably still be one project and it would look something like 
this:, one folder per plugin.


On 03/14/2013 06:10 AM, Juan Pablo Santos Rodríguez wrote:
> Hi,
> I also thought about the overhead of creating a project for a plugin (with
> maybe just one or two classes)
> what about having a project at apache-extras for these kind of situation?
> Just we don't enforce anyone to
> commit his/her contributions there, we're going to have a "contributions"
> page on the website anyway
> so we can link there whatever we want
> br,
> juan pablo
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 10:49 AM, Ichiro Furusato <
>> wrote:
>> As someone with dozens of plugins and very little time, it's very
>> unlikely I'll be able to spend the administrative time to create and
>> manage my own Google Code project. For those with only one
>> or two plugins the overhead would be even higher.
>> Without sounding too pessimistic, this approach (I believe) will
>> tend to minimise input, rather than maximise it. There aren't that
>> many people willing to manage entire projects composed of just
>> one or two plugins. I'm not sure what the ideal solution is, but this
>> (frankly) doesn't sound like it. Perhaps more dialogue about how
>> to balance the input of contributors vs. the need for stable releases
>> is in order...
>> Ichiro
>> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 2:37 AM, Jürgen Weber <> wrote:
>>> I also support Glen's suggestion with, even I see it a
>>> bit of overkill when you have a project for a 200 liner plugin.
>>> Hope the new JSPwiki powered Apache wiki site will be up soon.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Juergen

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