[GSOC 2013] Easy plugins with a website

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Sun Apr 14 11:47:36 EDT 2013

On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Bhaskar Kandiyal <bkandiyal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also, we would require a specific format for the plugins, maybe a zip
> file with some metadata that would identify the plugin's version etc.
> Any ideas on this?

When plugins register themselves with Pidgin they provide a name,
author, description, and website.  I suggest using this and avoiding
creating a separate metadata format unless absolutely necessary.

> PS: I'm planning a bit ahead here, but is there any specific server-side
> language that you would want me to develop the plugins website in? I'm
> pretty familiar with PHP+MySQL, Python and basics of Ruby but I don't
> have any problems if we decide to use a CMS.

Either php or python.

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