[Talk] Plugins Quarantine

Re: [Talk] Plugins Quarantine

Postby thomthom » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:44 pm

slbaumgartner wrote:Moderators, unless it simply fascinates you, I would put your energy elsewhere!

"It"? :?:
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Re: [Talk] Plugins Quarantine

Postby slbaumgartner » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:45 pm

thomthom wrote:
slbaumgartner wrote:Moderators, unless it simply fascinates you, I would put your energy elsewhere!

"It"? :?:


"It" = trying to rig SketchUp or sketchUcation so that ill-written plugins are automatically detected and fixed. I won't stand in the way of anyone who enjoys tinkering with that sort of stuff, but I think it won't succeed.
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Re: [Talk] Plugins Quarantine

Postby thomthom » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:29 am

Ah, gotcha. Yea, not something I see worth spending time on. Because it won't be able to catch everything anyway.

Instead, a repository where there is a report function where plugins can be flagged - where they then can be investigated.

Possibly, new developers need to have their first plugin validated before it goes live.
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Re: [Talk] Plugins Quarantine

Postby Dan Rathbun » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:09 pm

It is much less work to track the small number of bad plugins... than to certify all the hundreds (or thousands,) of scripts/plugins.

And a certification program would likely need to be fee based. (It would cost money to maintain the database, pay the "inspectors", and issue the certificates.) Not something the casual coder would want to pay for anyway.
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    Re: [Talk] Plugins Quarantine

    Postby thomthom » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:30 pm

    Nobody pays us (the moderators) - so why would this not be extended?
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    Re: [Talk] Plugins Quarantine

    Postby ken » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:36 pm

    Don't mean to double post, however, I may have posted this question in the wrong thread.



    Did the Quarantine list become smaller? I remember a lot more plugins in this list. I had a question about a plugin that was quarantined, quarr_jsalign.rb and I was wondering just why this plugin was quarantined.

    I use this plugin all the time. To drop component/Group to a set elevation and just wanted to make sure just what it was doing to my Sketchup program.

    Now, I see the list is shorter and doesn't include this plugin. Am I looking in the right place or has the list been modified.

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    Re: [Talk] Plugins Quarantine

    Postby Chris Fullmer » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:51 pm

    We don't currently put any time into testing every plugin released though. It would in theory add quite a bit of extra time to our moderator duties.
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