A common repository for extensions

Hello.

I am quite new to Radiant CMS, but not to Ruby and Ruby on Rails. I
am planning to do some contributions this semester, as I am doing my
last year at my university and writing a paper about open source, and
using a research method called action research (never mind).

As a new user of Radiant, I find it is much harder to find extensions
to Radiant, than say Wordpress. Of course there does not exist as
many extensions yet, but never the less I feel that a common
repository for extensions would improve:
1. the availability of the extensions
2. the number of extensions because the extension developers can
more easily distribute their extensions.

If this has already been up to discussion I apologise.

Greetings

Hans-Christian Fjeldberg

Hans-Christian,

I started an application at RailsConf that would be used to keep a
registry of available extensions. It has been on the back-burner for
quite a while, but I’ll make it a point to get it ready for the 0.6.5
release.

Sean

On Oct 11, 2007, at 09:44 , Sean C. wrote:

I started an application at RailsConf that would be used to keep a
registry of available extensions. It has been on the back-burner for
quite a while, but I’ll make it a point to get it ready for the 0.6.5
release.

Why not piggyback on the workingwithrails.com effort?

– Mitch

Plugins and Radiant extensions are substantially different; I don’t
intend to create yet another plugin repository. There are two
components to this effort:

  1. A website that can be updated by extension authors to list their
    extensions.
  2. Some command-line utilities to install, uninstall, and update
    extensions. Ideally, this would use an XML or YAML interface to the
    website.

Sean

and what value does workingwithrails add ? it appears to me to be an
site
sponsored by an aggressive commercial entity.

On Oct 11, 2007, at 10:32 , mark.a.brand wrote:

and what value does workingwithrails add ? it appears to me to be
an site
sponsored by an aggressive commercial entity.

Easy tiger, it was just an idea. Seemed like we’d be duplicating a
lot of effort that they have already done, that’s all.

– Mitch

Regarding installation of extensions, why not base it in the standard
gem
system?

A system must be devised to let Radiant interact with the gem system,
but
when that is solved we can take advantage of all the gem infrastructure
that
is already implemented.

/AITOR

In what sense? WWR is primarily a directory of people, groups,
projects, and companies. Its focus is entirely different. Is there
something I’m not picking up on?

Please don’t take these questions as confrontational, I just don’t
understand how WWR is related to the problem that an extension
repository would solve.

Sean

On Oct 11, 2007, at 17:31 , Sean C. wrote:

In what sense? WWR is primarily a directory of people, groups,
projects, and companies. Its focus is entirely different. Is there
something I’m not picking up on?

Please don’t take these questions as confrontational, I just don’t
understand how WWR is related to the problem that an extension
repository would solve.

Sure, maybe I’m missing the intent then. Won’t be the first, or last
time :wink:

So are you looking for something more like http://
extensions.joomla.org where you get nothing but info about extensions?

The reason I mentioned workingwithrails is that it seemed like a good
start of an extension site that had a social component baked in -
something that I feel the joomla extensions site lacks. An extension
site that makes it easy to see what a particular developer produces,
or see who is using what, is IMHO a really neat resource.

– Mitch

@sean: nice simple application, looking forward to see it online.
Definitively this is something Radiant needed since a long time ago.

/AITOR

What about making some sort of gem system (or even better, use gem ! )
so we
can easily install / update / remove eq manage extensions? Would love to
write some custom recipes for webistrano and then do one click content
management :smiley:

Peter.

On 10/12/07, Aitor Garay-Romero [email protected] wrote:

their extensions. Both authors and extensions will be browseable.

projects, and companies. Its focus is entirely different. Is there
So are you looking for something more like http://
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met vriendelijke groet,

Peter B.

Oh I see what you mean. I fully intend for authors to be able to
register and have short blurbs about themselves and manage all of
their extensions. Both authors and extensions will be browseable.
You can see the code for the prototype at
http://dev.radiantcms.org/radiant/browser/trunk/accents

Sean

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