[Bf-committers] Add-Ons & Primitive Objects.

Stephen Christie undersampled at live.com
Sat Jun 5 18:31:36 CEST 2010

Actually, when I said "does it make since to have an official list of features that are 
included during install, that the user has to find and enable himself?", I was not saying that users should choose which plugins to include when they install blender.  I was pointing out that the addons are always installed (using up a tiny 
ammount of space), and users have to discover that they exist by going 
to the options menu. It makes little since to me to have features (that one would normally presume the user would find online and choose to install on their own) hidden and disabled but installed by default. We should determine the best default feature set and leave it up to the user to expand their feature set.

> Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2010 17:22:11 +0200
> From: ideasman42 at gmail.com
> To: bf-committers at blender.org
> Subject: Re: [Bf-committers] Add-Ons & Primitive Objects.
> On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 6:53 AM, Stephen Christie <undersampled at live.com> wrote:
> >
> >> 4/
> >> A request for more scripts.
> >> We need more scripts, so if you have any, please upload to
> >> https://projects.blender.org/projects/bf-extensions/
> >> Particularly, mesh tools & animation scripts.
> >> Help with porting of scripts/tools from 2.4x is needed also
> >> If you have done any of this, don't be shy. :)
> >
> > Wouldn't it be best to set up a system similar to Mozilla's, where all extensions are online where users can upload new ones, rate current ones, and the find the ones that fit them? Also, does it make since to have an official list of features that are included during install, that the user has to find and enable himself?
> >
> > Just my two cents.
> >
> > --UnderSampled
> - Using the installation options to choose addons is unnecessary
> complication since each OS has a different method for installing.
> - An online addons repository would be OK however this would be best
> as a front-end to the contrib svn repo, since we can manage version's
> with svn and the bugs with the tracker, An frontend could be nice for
> users to download the addons. rate etc as you suggest but its also
> work for someone to manage, I'd suggest wait until Blender2.5 has a
> stable release.
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