[of-dev] addons, addons locatoins
kyle at kylemcdonald.net
Fri Jul 9 17:17:12 PDT 2010
Amazing list! I was trying to remember the name of ofxFreeFrame recently...
I have an idea for /addons, I might have mentioned it here before: make
it entirely user (developer) generated. On the /addons page, there will
be a form with a single text field. In that text field, you submit a
URL. The URL points to an XML file that looks like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<description>A flexible control panel based GUI, with XML saving and a
variety of input types.</description>
The server grabs this file and adds the info to an internal database.
The server updates itself automatically once a day, giving authors the
ability to change their project description or project url.
I think the Processing model is great:
And the main thing it's missing is some information about things that
might not work anymore (though they did some pruning when 1.0 was
released). This is why I included the lastUpdated field above.
Maybe even steal the Processing categories (3D, animation, compilations,
cv, data/protocols...) for /addons?
Curating addons will make the page really useful, but I think the addon
scene is almost too volatile. Unless someone is regularly maintaining
/addons it could quickly lose its utility.
Again, awesome work :)
Zachary Lieberman wrote:
> greetings everyone!
> in the middle of this crazy heat spell, my crew here in nyc has been
> going through and finding addons to add to the page:
> we've started a very rough list here of things we've found. There's
> some very interesting stuff out there, and I'm sure as we get deeper
> into this, it will help alot:
> I particularly enjoyed spotting ofxToxi ;)
> In addition, we'd like to remove / decommission / (nuke!)
> addons.openframeworks.cc <http://addons.openframeworks.cc>, which isn't
> really working as we had intended last year, and encourage anyone that's
> got stuff on there, to get it off on to google code, github, or their
> own site. There is a list, on the piratepad towards the bottom, of
> addons that are on the contributed page that link to the
> addons.openframeworks.cc <http://addons.openframeworks.cc>. We'd like
> to try to get stuff out of there by next week, and will ping individual
> authors if necessary. We're checking now if they've moved, and will
> update the pirate pad as we go with what we find.
> In addition, it would be awesome if addon developers can start creating
> forum threads for their respective addons, in order to get feedback,
> announce bugs, etc. I think this will help make a centralized place of
> info and feedback. Useful if you can also use version numbers in your
> forum postings, too.
> anyway, we think getting rid of addons.openframeworks.cc
> <http://addons.openframeworks.cc> will help alot.
> Please jump in with any ideas you have -- and also, if you want to help
> list stuff on the pirate pad (other addons you know about, etc) please
> go for it! It's just a rough list of what they found in a day.
> take care,
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