[GSOC 2013] Easy plugins with a website
bkandiyal at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 17:45:13 EDT 2013
On Tuesday 16 April 2013 12:30 AM, Jorge Villaseñor wrote:
> Regarding the plugin webpage. Do someone knows if there is a FLOSS
> platform that we can use instead of creating a new one?
> A new system would require someone to maintain it forever and I don't
> know if we can handle that much work.
> I am thinking on the engine behind KDE Look and Gnome Look. Maybe
> Mozilla have some engine too.
Interesting idea :) I was under the impression that most of these
websites either use a CMS like Drupal or they don't release their source
for the website (which it seems is the case for OpenDesktop sites like
As for Mozilla, I searched extensively and found that they use their own
custom-built CMS for their addons.mozilla.org website called Zamboni.
And it's released publicly for everyone to use  (Gotta love Mozilla :))
And it's developed in Django so that's an added plus. The only downside
to it is that it has a lot more features than we currently need. But I'm
guessing they can be easily disabled. It's built specifically for
Mozilla's own add-ons website so I'm not sure how difficult it would be
to use it (or set up) for our own purpose. Also, would someone look at
their license  and check if it's fit for our use? (It looks simple
enough, but I thought I'd throw it out there since I'm no expert in
I'm currently looking into setting up Zamboni and how it can be
customized for our plugins website. I've encountered a few problems
setting it up which I'll try to sort out.
 - https://github.com/mozilla/zamboni
 - https://github.com/mozilla/zamboni/blob/master/LICENSE
More information about the Devel