Categories in plugins window

Bhaskar Kandiyal bkandiyal at
Tue Jul 30 14:52:41 EDT 2013

Hi Ankit,

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Ankit Vani <a at> wrote:
> Hi Bhaskar
> Since you are also working on a new plugins window in pidgin, I suggest you to
> divide it in categories, such as "Notification plugins", "Protocol plugins" etc,
> as you have with the plugins website.

I think this would be a good idea, thanks for the suggestion!

> As a part of the new plugin API that I am working on, plugins will optionally be
> able to define a primary category that they belong to. Those that do not specify
> any category can go into "Other plugins" or so. You should be able to make this
> possible without having to code in the criteria for the categorization yet. For
> now, they can all go into the "Other plugins" category, but you can test out
> that different categories can show up.

So the plugins can be categorized based on their primary category,
nice. Maybe a separate category for 'Enabled' and 'Disabled' plugins
can also be added as mentioned in the ticket Jorge linked to.

Bhaskar Kandiyal

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